Middle East Seminar

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA)/CMES joint seminar brings ambassadors, dignitaries, journalists and scholars to lecture on topics in modern Middle East politics.

Chairs: Lenore G. Martin, Sara Roy, and Herbert C. Kelman

Academic Year 2018–19

2018 Sep 06

International Law and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Is Israel Still a Lawful Occupier?

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

S. Michael LynkS. Michael Lynk
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967; Associate Professor of Law, Western University, London, Ontario

Please note the new start time: 4:30pm.... Read more about International Law and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Is Israel Still a Lawful Occupier?

2018 Sep 24

Reflections on a lifetime effort to bring peace to the Middle East: An Interview with Herbert C. Kelman

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Wasserstein Hall, Classroom 2004, Harvard Law School

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution and the CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

Herbert C. KelmanHerbert C. Kelman
Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics Emeritus, Harvard University... Read more about Reflections on a lifetime effort to bring peace to the Middle East: An Interview with Herbert C. Kelman

2018 Oct 04

Nukes in the Middle East: Who will get the bomb?

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS SOUTH, Rm S050, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

Gary SamoreGary SamoreGary SamoreGary Samore
Senior Executive Director, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Professor of the Practice of Politics, Brandeis University

Discussant: Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, Research Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

For a copy of the talk Professor Samore gave on October 4, 2018, click here.
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2018 Nov 15

Impact of the US Departure from JCPOA on Iran-US Bilateral Relations & the Regional Crisis

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

Seyed Hossein MousavianSeyed Hossein Mousavian
Program on Science and Global Security (SGS), Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; Former Iranian Ambassador and Foreign Policy Advisor to the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Iran

Discussant: Payam Mohseni, Director, Iran Project, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Lecturer, Department of Government, Harvard University... Read more about Impact of the US Departure from JCPOA on Iran-US Bilateral Relations & the Regional Crisis

2018 Nov 29

Title change: Coethnicity and Clientelism in Divided Societies: Insights from an Experimental Study of Political Behavior in Lebanon

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

Melani CammettMelani Cammett
Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University; Chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; secondary faculty appointment in the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard Chan School of Public Health

Discussant: Lama Mourad, Postdoctoral research fellow, Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government... Read more about Title change: Coethnicity and Clientelism in Divided Societies: Insights from an Experimental Study of Political Behavior in Lebanon

2018 Dec 06

The Political Economy of Energy and the Potential for Conflict in the Middle East: From Iran to Gaza and Beyond

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Room S050, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

Paul F. Saba, Esq.
International Energy Attorney

Please note: this talk will take place in CGIS South, Room S050, 1730 Cambridge St... Read more about The Political Economy of Energy and the Potential for Conflict in the Middle East: From Iran to Gaza and Beyond