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2019 Sep 16

Trauma, Magic, Love: Being In Aleppo with Karagöz Puppets, My Ancestors and the Spirit of Osman Kavala

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

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

The Hrant Dink Memorial CMES Fund is pleased to present a talk and Karagöz puppet show featuring

Sona Tatoyan, stage & film actress, writer, and activist, and Ayhan Hülagü, journalist, actor, artist, and puppet master.

CMES welcomes Syrian-Armenian-American actress Sona Tatoyan as she presents her Armenian grandfather’s hand-made Karagöz shadow puppets,... Read more about Trauma, Magic, Love: Being In Aleppo with Karagöz Puppets, My Ancestors and the Spirit of Osman Kavala

Nadia Murad

Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture with Nadia Murad

April 3, 2019

The 2019 Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture, "Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad in Conversation with Jennifer Leaning," took place on April 3 at the Memorial Church at Harvard. Nadia Murad is the corecipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, and is a leading advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence. Murad’s peaceful life was savagely interrupted in 2014 when Daesh attacked her homeland in Sinjar, with the intention of ethnically cleansing Iraq of all Yazidis. Like many minority groups, the Yazidis have carried the weight of historical persecution. Women in particular...

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2019 May 09

Persecution and Persistence: 75th Anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars in Historical Context

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

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

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents a Crimean Tatar Studies Lecture Series with

Crimean Tatars

Brian Glyn Williams
Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Huseyin Oylupinar
Turkish-Ukrainian-Crimean Tatar Studies Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Hanna Abakunova
Mihaychuk Research Fellow, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

This panel will be followed by the screening of the docudrama Haytarma (2013): https://bit.ly/2LkgZhk at CMES.... Read more about Persecution and Persistence: 75th Anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars in Historical Context

2019 Apr 26

Film Screening & Discussion with Director Anahita Ghazvinizadeh

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Rm 020, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents a screening and discussion with filmmaker

Anahita GhazvinizadehAnahita Ghazvinizadeh
Assistant Professor of Cinematic Arts, University of Iowa; first prize winner at 2013 Cannes Film Festival

A screening of two short films, "When the Kid Was a Kid" and "Needle", followed by a Q&A with the director... Read more about Film Screening & Discussion with Director Anahita Ghazvinizadeh

2019 Apr 16

Urban Archaeology and Classical Heritage in Turkey: Uncovering the lost Roman capital city of Nicomedia

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Tuna Şare Ağtürkembracing emperors, Nicomedia
Hilles Bush Fellow, Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, Harvard University; Associate Professor, Classical Archaeology and Art History, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey... Read more about Urban Archaeology and Classical Heritage in Turkey: Uncovering the lost Roman capital city of Nicomedia

Nadia Murad

Nadia Murad: The Making of an Activist

April 5, 2019

Nadia Murad came to Harvard as a survivor of genocide under ISIS, an advocate for victims of sexual violence, and the first Iraqi citizen to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Her talk at the Memorial Church, as part of the Weatherhead Center’s Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture Series, co-sponsored this year by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, focused on her personal journey and how her ordeal turned her into an activist. Read more about her talk in the...

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