2021-22

2022 Feb 07

The Oldest Guard: Landowners, Local Memory, and the Making of the Zionist Settler Past

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Online (registration info below)

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Liora Halperin
Associate Professor of International Studies and History and Jack and Rebecca Benaroya Endowed Chair in Israel Studies, University of Washington

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2022 Apr 07

Can Russia Manage its New Role in the Middle East?

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Online (registration info coming soon)

The WCFIA & CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Carol Saivetz, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor, MIT Security Studies Program; Research Associate, Davis Center, Harvard University

Discussant: Mark N. Katz, Ph.D., Professor of Government and Politics, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University... Read more about Can Russia Manage its New Role in the Middle East?

2022 Jan 27

Misunderstanding Mid-Century Turkey: Ottomania, Academia and the rise of Erdogan

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Online (registration info below)

CMES & WCFIA present the Middle East Seminar with

Nicholas Danforth, Ph.D.
Senior Non-Resident Fellow, The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy  (ELIAMEP)

Discussant: Dr. Jesse Howell, Academic Programs Manager and Associate Director of the MA Program, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

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2021 Dec 13

CANCELLED: Education, Nation-Building, and Minority Groups in Turkey

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online (registration info below)

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Tuğba Bozçağa
Lecturer in Politics (Political Methodology), King's College London; Fellow, Harvard University Middle East Initiative

Discussant: Aytuğ Şaşmaz, Post-doctoral fellow, Stanford Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law

Due to illness, this event has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for spring semester.
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2021 Dec 09

Twice Displaced: Syrian Armenian Stories of Resettlement and Revival in Armenia and Abroad

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online (registration information below)

The CMES Armenian Studies Lecture Series presents

Rebecca L. Thomas, MSW, PhD
Professor and Director, Center for International Social Work Studies, University of Connecticut School of Social Work

Anoush Baghdassarian, Harvard Law School 3L; co-founder of ReRooted, a Syrian-Armenian Archive

Ani Schug, co-founder of ReRooted, a Syrian-Armenian Archive

Watch a recording of this event: https://bit.ly/3mfE2Kl

Syria provided a refuge for Ottoman Armenians fleeing the violence in their ancestral villages during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923. The Syrian Armenian community grew and... Read more about Twice Displaced: Syrian Armenian Stories of Resettlement and Revival in Armenia and Abroad

Myriam Amri

The Red Gold of Tabarka: Tracing Mediterranean Coral Routes

November 2, 2021

In northern Tunisia, seaside Tabarka has played a central role in coral fishing and cross-Mediterranean trade since at least the 15th century. Today, red coral continues to be traded across the sea, despite reef degradation and the informal workings of coral trade networks. In an essay for Mashallah News, CMES PhD candidate in Anthropology and Middle East Studies Myriam Amri followed the Mediterranean red coral trade through time as it made the fabric of the small town of Tabarka in Tunisia. Read the essay at ...

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Badriyyah AlSabah

CMES Alum Badriyyah Alsabah Talks with NPR about Kuwaiti Trans Woman Imprisoned for "Impersonating the Opposite Sex"

October 29, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with activist and recent CMES AM graduate Badriyyah Alsabah, a research and policy fellow with the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, about Maha Al-Mutairi, a trans woman in Kuwait who was sentenced to two years in prison for "impersonating the opposite sex." Listen to the story or read the...

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Inaugural Brooks McCormick Jr. Animal Law and Policy Program at HLS, 11/9/21

$10 Million Endowment Established for the Harvard Law School Animal Law and Policy Program

November 10, 2021

Harvard Law School today announced the establishment of a $10 million endowment for the Animal Law and Policy Program, thanks to a gift from the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy. CMES PhD alum and faculty affiliate Kristen Stilt, Professor of Law at HLS, is Faculty Director of the Animal Law and Policy Program, in addition to her role as Director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program at HLS. Read more about the program, the Brooks Insititute, and the new endowment in...

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2021 Nov 19

On Guest Workers, Migrants, and Germans of Turkish Descent: Reflections on the Occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the German-Turkish Recruitment Agreement

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online (Zoom registration link below)

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents a conversation moderated by Cemal Kafadar with

Lauren Stokes
Assistant Professor of History, Northwestern University

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2021 Nov 12

POSTPONED: The ReRooted Archive: 100 Years of Syrian Armenian History

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online (Zoom registration info coming soon)

The CMES Armenian Studies Lecture Series presents

Ani SchugAnoush Baghdassarian, HAnoush Baghdassarianarvard Law School 3L, co-founder of ReRooted  

Ani Schug, co-founder of ReRooted

Moderator: Lisa Gulesserian, Preceptor on Armenian Language and Culture, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

This event has been postponed and will be reschedule for December 2021. Stay tuned.... Read more about POSTPONED: The ReRooted Archive: 100 Years of Syrian Armenian History

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