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2012 Sep 21

A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Weil Town Hall Belfer Building, Ground floor, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA

This book talk is presented by The Middle East Forum, Roger Owen & Sara Roy, co-chairs, and the Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School.

 

Samar Yazbek is a Syrian novelist, journalist and author. She has written in a wide variety of genres - novels, short stories, film scripts, television dramas, film and TV criticism, and edited Women of Syria, a feminist e-zine. She has also made a documentary about the Syrian scholar Anton Maqdesi.... Read more about A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution

2012 Sep 17

Religion, Revolution and Constitution: The Case of Tunisia

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS, South Bldg, Room S020, Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Yadh Ben Achour is a Tunisian constitutionalist specializing in Islamic political theory.  He hails from a theological background, as Ben Achour’s father is the late Mohamed Fadhel Ben Achour, a great religious figure in Tunisia who held the position of Dean of the Faculty of Sharia and Theology at the former University of Zaytuna, and who later became a Mufti.... Read more about Religion, Revolution and Constitution: The Case of Tunisia

2012 May 24

Commencement Reception

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

CMES, 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102

CMES is pleased to welcome our graduating students, their families, alumni, and faculty to a reception from 2:00 to 4:00pm on Commencement Day.

Contact: Liz Flanagan

2012 May 22

Israeli Government Change: What could it Possibly Mean?

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School, Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor, Littauer Building

Contact: Noelle Janka

Sponsor(s): Crown-Belfer Middle East Project at Brandeis University and Harvard University through the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Outreach Center at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Category: Lecture

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2012 Apr 26

2012 Master's Theses in Middle Eastern Studies

9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

CMES, 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102

Join us for a presentation of the

2012 Master's Theses in Middle Eastern Studies
 

"Poetry and the Aesthetics of Splendor in Late Timurid Art"
Marian Smith
Advisor: David Roxburgh

“Social Media as Passive Polling: Using Twitter and Online Forums to Map Islamism in Egypt”
Todd Mostak
Advisor: Tarek Masoud

"The Implications of the Changes in the Elementary School Religious Education in Turkey between the years 1980-1989"
Ayse Lokmanoglu
Advisor: Malika Zeghal

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2012 Apr 05

Iraqi Jews Between Millet and Public Life in the First Half of the 20th Century

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

CMES, 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102, Cambridge, MA 02138

The CMES Arab Transformative Movements Working Group is pleased to invite undergraduate students and the CMES community to a special meeting of Dr. Susan Kahn's Jewish Studies 103 seminar: Jewish Cultures of the Middle East with

Sami Zubaida
Birkbeck College, University of London... Read more about Iraqi Jews Between Millet and Public Life in the First Half of the 20th Century

2012 Mar 27

Jewish Life in 21st Century Turkey: the Other Side of Tolerance

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

CMES, 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES is pleased to present

Marcy Brink Danan
Dorot Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies and Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brown University; author of the newly released book, Jewish Life in 21st Century Turkey: the Other Side of Tolerance (Indiana University Press, 2012)... Read more about Jewish Life in 21st Century Turkey: the Other Side of Tolerance

2012 Apr 12

How Ecumenical was Early Islam? a lecture in celebration of Roy P. Mottahedeh

3:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

The Lamont Forum Room, Lamont Library (inside Harvard Yard), 11 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

As part of its celebration of Roy P. Mottahedeh,

Law, Loyalty, and Leadership: Roy P. Mottahedeh’s Contribution to Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Harvard
CMES is pleased to present

 

 

Fred M. Donner
Professor of Near Eastern History, University of Chicago... Read more about How Ecumenical was Early Islam? a lecture in celebration of Roy P. Mottahedeh

2012 Feb 16

Memleket, Vatan, Yurt: Home in the context of Return Migration in Turkey

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

CMES, 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Middle East Beyond Borders: Culture, Religion, Politics

invites interested students, faculty and affiliates to our next paper workshop and discussion with

Aylin Yildirim Tschoepe
Doctoral Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Doctoral Student in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences... Read more about Memleket, Vatan, Yurt: Home in the context of Return Migration in Turkey

2012 Feb 16

Figurative and Figural Allusions in the Medieval Literature of Persian Sufism

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Dana Palmer House, 12-16 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

The Department of Comparative Literature cordially presents
 

Chad Kia
Harvard University

On the intersection of the visual language of pictorial representation and the verbal imagery of poetic description--particularly in the allegorical form--the paper will focus on the literary and visual cultures of mysticism in the eastern Islamic world of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The phenomenal rise in the popularity of mysticism in the post-Mongolian-invasion Islamic world had by the fifteenth century resulted in the penetration of Sufi discourse into the language of literary works, not least those commissioned for illustration. What followed--the main topic of this presentation--is the advent of allegorical painting based on the contemporary literary discourse of Islamic mysticism and an intertextual system of signification that united literary discourse and esoteric religious practice over a period of centuries.... Read more about Figurative and Figural Allusions in the Medieval Literature of Persian Sufism

2011 Nov 29

The Harbor of Narrative: Beirut, the Novel, and the Memory of War (talk in Arabic)

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Sever Hall, Room 102, Harvard Yard

CMES is pleased to present 

Maher Jarrar
Professor at the American University of Beirut, in both the Civilization Sequence Program and the Department of Arabic. He is Director of the Anis Makdisi Program in Literature. Currently, he is the Shawwaf Visiting Professor at Harvard University. Professor Jarrar has published extensively on both classical and modern Arabic literature.... Read more about The Harbor of Narrative: Beirut, the Novel, and the Memory of War (talk in Arabic)

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