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2022 Oct 03

The Embodiment of Protest: Hunger Strikes, Human Rights, and the Health of Palestinian Political Prisoners

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Online webinar; registration information below

The FXB Center for Health & Human Rights, the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative, Religion and Public Life at Harvard Divinity School and the Middle East Forum, Center for Middle Eastern Studies are pleased to present

Dr. Lina Qasem Hassan
Physician and Chairperson, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel

Sahar Francis
Director General, Addameer Prisoner’s Support and Human Rights Association

Moderator: Randa Wahbe, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

Register in advance here: https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a96lk7XymvIbhZA... Read more about The Embodiment of Protest: Hunger Strikes, Human Rights, and the Health of Palestinian Political Prisoners

2022 Sep 16

Herbert C. Kelman Memorial Service (In Person & Livestream)

11:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Memorial Church, 1 Harvard Yard; and online virtual stream

Please join us to celebrate the incredible life of Herbert Kelman, 1927-2022 

For those unable to attend in person, the event will be live streamed on the WCFIA Vimeo channel and will be recorded. Program subject to change. We welcome all to read our recent tribute to Herbert Kelman

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2022 Aug 18

SoArt Persian Short Film Festival

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, B1, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge MA

In Afghanistan and Iran, members of ethnic, religious, linguistic, and sexual minorities face discrimination daily in all spheres of life. This includes economic marginalization, denial of cultural rights, language rights, religious freedom, freedom of expression, and violations of political rights. In order to address these issues, SoArt festival was created to engage the next generation of activists and artists who can use art as a means to promote dialogue on social issues and increase community cohesion for social change.

SoArt short film festival 2022 will screen ten...

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New Horizons in Kurdish History Lecture Series

July 18, 2022

In the last decade, Kurdish history has become an exciting arena of scholarly inquiry in Ottoman and Middle Eastern studies. Showcasing this emerging literature was the main goal of the New Horizons in Kurdish History lecture series that Cemal Kafadar, Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies, and I organized for spring 2022. Professor Kafadar and I initially formed the idea in his basement office at Robinson Hall during one of our regular meetings in fall 2021, when I worked as a Teaching Fellow for his Ottoman history survey course. Over the course of the semester, we brainstormed about...

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2022 Jun 30

60 Years After Independence: What Has Algeria Become?

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online (registration information below)

CMES and CMES Tunisia are pleased to present

60 Years After Independence: What Has Algeria Become?

Hugh Roberts, Edward Keller Professor of North African and Middle Eastern History, Tufts University

Slim Othmani, President of CARE Algeria; President of MEF Tunisia

Zahia Smail Salhi, Professor of Modern Arabic Studies, University of Manchester

Register in advance on Zoom: https://bit.ly/3zZ1Idx

As Algeria celebrates 60 years of independence on 5th July, this webinar panel explores the key political, social, economic, and demographic changes that have transformed the largest country in Africa and the Arab world... Read more about 60 Years After Independence: What Has Algeria Become?

2022 May 12

Exhibition: From Voices Unheard: Actors of Social Change in Iran and Afghanistan

Thu May 12 (All day) to Wed Sep 7 (All day)

Location: 

CGIS Knafel, 1737 Cambridge St, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138

Opening Reception: Friday, June 10, 5 – 8 pm, CGIS Knafel, Fisher Family Commons

Touch Gallery painting 2022Through the work of more than 30 artists from Iran and Afghanistan, From Voices Unheard questions what role the artist plays in social change. From the mimetic to the metaphoric,...

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2022 Apr 29

Annual HMECA Book Sale

12:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA
The Harvard Middle East Cultural Association (HMECA) invites you to the

HMECA Annual Book Sale

Stop by CMES to support HMECA and add some books and journal issues to your collection ($1-$3 each)!... Read more about Annual HMECA Book Sale
2022 Apr 26

The Impact of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis on the MENA Region

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Online (registration info below)

CMES and the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School are pleased to present a discussion with

Mohammed Alyahya, Visiting Fellow, Hudson Institute
Kirsten Fontenrose, President of Red Six International; Former Senior Director for the Gulf, National Security Council, The White House
Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, The International Institute for Strategic Studies
Nikolay A. Kozhanov, Research Associate Professor, Gulf Studies Center, Qatar University; Non-Resident Scholar, Economics and Energy Program, Middle East Institute
Karen E. Young, PhD, Senior Fellow, Director of the Program on Economics and Energy, Middle East Institute

Adel Hamaizia (moderator), Visiting Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

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2022 May 12

From Dictatorship to COVID: Intergenerational Trauma Among Argentinian Israelis

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online (registration information below)

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to present

Sigalit Gal
Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; and Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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2022 Apr 29

Book talk: A Medieval Life in Circumstances

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, Bowie-Vernon Room, 2nd floor (registration info below)

The Alwaleed Bin Talal Book Talk Series presents

William E. Granara (Harvard) on his recent publication Ibn Hamdis the Sicilian: Eulogist for a Falling Homeland (2021)

This event is open to Harvard ID holders only due to COVID-19 restrictions. Register here: https://bit.ly/3uSUG7p.... Read more about Book talk: A Medieval Life in Circumstances

2022 Apr 12

Policing and Political Development in Tunisia: Origin and Evolution

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Online (registration info below)

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Khansa Ben Tarjem
Ph.D. candidate, University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Visiting Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3jbw2YX

Please note: the start time of this talk has been changed to 2pm ET.... Read more about Policing and Political Development in Tunisia: Origin and Evolution

2022 Apr 08

Contemporary Architecture and the Cultural Landscapes of the Mediterranean: A Critical Look at the Case of Anatolia

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online (registration information coming soon)

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to present

Burcu KütükçüoğluMazı House by Nevzat Sayın
Visiting Scholar, CMES; Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Istanbul Bilgi University; Part-time Instructor, Boston Architectural College

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2022 Apr 05

Morocco: Deciphering Political Parties and Protesting

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Online (registration information below)

The Arab Caucus at HKS and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present

Mounia Bennani-Chraïbi
Professor, Institute of Political Studies, Research Centre for Political Action, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Register in advance: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J6MJLJX-Rcy1GRqxq-uXlA

Welcome address: Professor William Granara, Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
Moderator: Mohamed Haddad, Master of Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University... Read more about Morocco: Deciphering Political Parties and Protesting

2022 Apr 22

Rebellion as Myth in State Making and State Evasion: The Case of Dersim Across Ottoman Empire and The Republic of Turkey (1878-1938)

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Online (registration info below)

The CMES New Horizons in Kurdish History Lecture Series is pleased to present

Cevat Dargın
Postgraduate research associate, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

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