Davison Room, Loeb Music Library, 3 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138
The Harvard Music Department and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present
Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco Professor of Ethnomusicology, Director of the Instituto de Etnomusicologia – Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal; and President of the International Council for Traditional Music.
Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue, 3rd floor, Cambridge, MA
A Persian New Year Celebration
Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring, with poetry, music, traditional sweets, and an exploration of the traditional Haft Seen table.
More than 3,000 years old, Nowruz (“new day”) originated in ancient Persia and became a popular celebration in communities influenced by Persian culture, including Iran, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Western China. Drop in for a presentation of Nowruz customs and activities and help build community for 1397, the new year in the Persian calendar.
The Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA), Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, presents the live recording of its Humanitarian Assistance Podcast with
H.E. Dr. Reem Abu Hassan, Lawyer, human rights advocate and civil society activist; Jordanian Minister of Social Development, 2013-15
Dr. Amira Ahmed Mohamed, Assistant Director of Policy & Practice, Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies; Counter Trafficking Program Manager and Head of Capacity Building Unit, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Kate Akkaya, JD, UNHCR US Protections Unit; Refugees Rights Turkey Legal Fellow; Program on Human Rights in the Global Economy Fellow, 2016