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2018 May 14

The Many Faces of Arab Refugeehood: Survival, Stress, and Seeking a Home

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies (BCARS) and American University of Beirut (AUB) present a roundtable discussion with

Dr. Sawsan Abdulrahim (AUB), Dr. Denis J. Sullivan (Northeastern Univ), Dr. Rim Saab (AUB), and Alice Verticelli (BCARS, AUB)

Register here.
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2018 Apr 17

Contested Past, Uncertain Future: Enemies and Neighbors in Palestine and Israel

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Tufts University present

Ian BlackIan Black
Visiting senior fellow, Middle East Centre, London School of Economics;  former Middle East editor of the Guardian newspaper; author of Enemies and Neighbors: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017... Read more about Contested Past, Uncertain Future: Enemies and Neighbors in Palestine and Israel

2018 Apr 11

Journeytelling: Stories of Courage and Agency in Creating Home

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Winter Garden, Wexner Commons, Harvard Kennedy School, JFK St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Middle East Refugee Service Initiative (MERSI) presents

MERSI Semitic Museum

Journeytelling

A night of storytelling, food and music. Featuring stories of students who have gone East to find home and refugees from the Middle East recently resettled in Boston. RSVP here.... Read more about Journeytelling: Stories of Courage and Agency in Creating Home

2018 Mar 28

Egyptian Composer Aziz El-Shawan’s Career and the Loeb Musical Library Collection of El Shawan's Musical Manuscripts

4:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

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-BrancoSalwa 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.

Please join us for a reception following the talk in the Spalding Room, Loeb Music Library.... Read more about Egyptian Composer Aziz El-Shawan’s Career and the Loeb Musical Library Collection of El Shawan's Musical Manuscripts

2018 Feb 22

**LOCATION CHANGE** Symposium in Honor of Professor Herbert C. Kelman

3:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South Concourse, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES and the WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar present a

Symposium in Honor of Professor Herbert C. Kelman with featured speakersHerb Kelman

Dr. Naomi Chazan
Can Israel Reach an Agreement with the Palestinians? Retrospective and Prospective Reflections
Dr. Chazan is Professor emerita of political science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dr. Husam Zomlot
What Future Palestine? Defining a New Strategy
Dr. Zomlot is the Palestinian Ambassador to the United States and Senior Advisor to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

PLEASE NOTE: this event will take place in Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South Bldg... Read more about **LOCATION CHANGE** Symposium in Honor of Professor Herbert C. Kelman

2018 Mar 20

Celebrate Nowruz

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue, 3rd floor, Cambridge, MA

A Persian New Year Celebration
 

persian new year celebrationCelebrate 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.

This event is free and we request your advanced reservation by March 16 here.... Read more about Celebrate Nowruz

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