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Joseph Ataman Wins Overseas Press Club Foundation Award

March 7, 2017

Joseph Ataman, AM candidate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, was awarded an Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Award at the Foundation’s 2017 Annual Scholar Awards Luncheon, held February 24 at the Yale Club in New York City. Rebecca Blumenstein, deputy managing editor of the New York Times, was the keynote speaker. Ataman was among 15 aspiring foreign correspondents selected by a panel of leading journalists from a pool of 175… Read more about Joseph Ataman Wins Overseas Press Club Foundation Award

Swift Response to Trump Immigration Order

January 30, 2017

The Trump administration’s executive order banning refugees and immigrants from seven majority Muslim nations from entering the United States for at least several months has stirred a hornet’s nest of concern internationally, including at Harvard. Among other actions, Harvard President Drew Faust unveiled a plan for Harvard to appoint a full-time Muslim chaplain, with a search committee to be chaired by Harvard Divinity School Professor and Committee on Middle East Studies faculty member Ousmane Kane. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.

Jocelyne Cesari Discusses Role of Islam in ISIS

February 17, 2016

Center for Middle Eastern Studies faculty affiliate Jocelyne Cesari, a visiting professor of Religion and Politics at the Harvard Divinity School, discussed the politicization of Islam by the Islamic State at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies on Tuesday February 16. Read about her talk in the Harvard Crimson.

Video: Workshop on Military Regimes, Diversity, and Sectarianism in Muslim Societies

October 25, 2014

A workshop help October 24-25, 2014. Organized by the Initiative on Contemporary Islamic Societies, with support from the Henry Luce Foundation.

  • Panel One: Post-colonial military regimes and the management of diversity (Cemal Kafadar, Harvard University, Chair) — Marcus Mietzner (Australian National University) on Indonesia; Ayesha Jalal (Tufts University) on Pakistan; Joshua Landis (University of Oklahoma) on Iraq.
  • Panel Two: The shifting political economy of majorities and minorities (Elif Babül, Mount Holyoke College, Chair) — Kabir Tambar (Stanford University) on… Read more about Video: Workshop on Military Regimes, Diversity, and Sectarianism in Muslim Societies
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