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 2019–20

2019 Oct 17

‘Erdogan’s Empire’: continuity and ‘revolution’ in Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East?

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

Soner CagaptaySoner Cagaptay
Director, Turkish Research Program, Beyer Family Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; author: 'Erdogan's Empire': Turkey and the Politics of the Middle East, www.erdogansempire.com... Read more about ‘Erdogan’s Empire’: continuity and ‘revolution’ in Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East?

2019 Nov 14

Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan: Jihad literacy, community-based education, and the shifting goals of US foreign policy in the region

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

Dana Burde, PhdDana Burde
Associate Professor and Director, International Education Program, International Education & Politics, New York University; Research Fellow, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP); Editor in Chief, Journal on Education in Emergencies... Read more about Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan: Jihad literacy, community-based education, and the shifting goals of US foreign policy in the region

2020 Mar 12

**POSTPONED** Peace in the Era of Post-Truth: The Logic of Fragmenting Palestine

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

Amira HassAmira Hass
Journalist & correspondent for the Occupied Territories, Haaretz; Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Fellow, Religious Literacy Project, Harvard Divinity School

Please note: due to University precautions surrounding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 2019) outbreak, this event has been **POSTPONED**  ... Read more about **POSTPONED** Peace in the Era of Post-Truth: The Logic of Fragmenting Palestine

2020 Apr 02

**POSTPONED**: Yemen at the Crossroads: Present Conditions, Future Prospects

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

Steven C. CatonSteven C Caton
Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulrahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University; author, Yemen Chronicle: An Anthropology of War and Mediation... Read more about **POSTPONED**: Yemen at the Crossroads: Present Conditions, Future Prospects

2020 Apr 09

**POSTPONED** How the US Turned Iraq into Iran’s Client State: The Unintended Consequences of a Myopic Foreign Policy

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

Henry MunsonHenry L. Munson
Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, University of Maine; author, Islam and Revolution in the Middle East... Read more about **POSTPONED** How the US Turned Iraq into Iran’s Client State: The Unintended Consequences of a Myopic Foreign Policy