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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

2017 Oct 18

Resettling Syrian Refugees: The Intersection of Rehabilitation and Protection

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

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

The Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA), Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, presents the live recording of its Humanitarian Assistance Podcast with
 

Syrian refugees, Jordan, 2013

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

Dr. Denis Sullivan, Director, Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies;
Professor of Political Science & International Affairs, Northeastern University... Read more about Resettling Syrian Refugees: The Intersection of Rehabilitation and Protection

2017 Oct 17

Title change: How Security Laws Make Citizenship: The Institutional Legacies of the British Empire in Anti-Terror Laws in Israel and India

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The CES Colonial Encounters & Divergent Trajectories in the Mediterranean Study Group
presents

Yael BerdaYael Berda
Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International & Regional Studies, WCFIA, Harvard University; Asst Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Hebrew University

[Previous title: Imperial legacies of suspicion: Making 'loyal' administrators and citizens in Israel/Palestine and India – the first decade]
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