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Designing for Darkness: What Can Latin American Cities Learn From the Arabian Peninsula?

April 13, 2017

Andreina Seijas, an incoming doctoral student at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, attended the April 7-8 symposium After Dark: Nocturnal Landscapes and Public Spaces in the Arabian Peninsula, jointly sponsored by the Aka Khan Program at the GSD and by Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Studies. In her Ciudades Sostenibles blog, Seijas writes about the challenges of urban design in the Arabian Peninsula, regarding especially the night-time urban landscape, that participants explored, and she speculates how some of the lessons learned and in progress in the Arabian Peninsula might apply to Latin American cities facing similar challenges.

2017 Apr 07

After Dark: Nocturnal Landscapes and Public Spaces in the Arabian Peninsula

Fri - Sat, Apr 7 to Apr 8, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Rm 020, 1730 Cambridge St; Piper Auditorium, Grad School of Design 48 Quincy St

The Aga Khan Program and The Department of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design and the CMES Arabian Peninsula Studies Series present

AFTER DARK: Nocturnal Landscapes and Public Spaces in the Arabian Peninsula
In the Arabian Peninsula, public spaces are often most used after darkness falls and the temperatures with it. This symposium explores typologies of nocturnal landscapes common in the Peninsula, and similar hot climates. During this interdisciplinary event, we will ask who uses night-time landscapes and public spaces, what activities are peculiar to the night and ultimately, how to design for life after dark?

If you plan to attend this conference, please register here.... Read more about After Dark: Nocturnal Landscapes and Public Spaces in the Arabian Peninsula

2017 Apr 07

Brazil's Middle East Policy: A Conversation with Hussein Kalout

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Littauer Bldg, Belfer Center Library, Room L369, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present

Hussein KaloutKalout
Special Secretary for Strategic Affairs of Brazil, Political Scientist, Professor of International Relations

Moderated by Payam Mohseni, Iran Project Director... Read more about Brazil's Middle East Policy: A Conversation with Hussein Kalout

2017 Mar 31

Talking Tehran: In conversation with the Rezaians

1:15pm to 3:15pm

Location: 

Sever Hall, Room 113, Harvard Yard (between Widener & Memorial Church), Cambridge, MA

The Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy (JMEPP) and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present

Jason Rezaian, American journalist, and Yeganeh and Jason Rezaian
Yeganeh Rezaian, Iranian journalist

Jason Rezaian, ex-Tehran bureau chief for the Washington Post, and Iranian journalist Yeganeh Rezaian, will discuss Iran today, including the upcoming Iranian Presidential elections, the aftermath of the Nuclear Deal, and women's rights in Iran.... Read more about Talking Tehran: In conversation with the Rezaians

2017 Mar 30

The Naksa Fifty Years Later: New Sources, Questions and Approaches to the ‘67 War

Thu - Fri, Mar 30 to Mar 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: 

Williams James Hall, Lecture Hall B1, Lower Level, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents a conference

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the June 1967 War, this event seeks to explore new approaches to understand and rethink this pivotal and transformative moment in the history of the modern Middle East. At stake is the search for new sources that can shed light on the war and its long term repercussions for Arab societies.

Organized by: William Granara, Professor of Arabic, Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; and Khaled Fahmy, Shawwaf Visiting Professor in Modern Middle Eastern History; Professor of History, American University of Cairo... Read more about The Naksa Fifty Years Later: New Sources, Questions and Approaches to the ‘67 War

2017 Mar 24

(Dis)entangling Global Early Modernities, 1300-1800

(All day)

Location: 

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

The Harvard Asia Center, Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History, Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard Center for African Studies, Harvard History Department, Harvard Early Modern History Workshop, Harvard Medieval Studies Committee, Harvard Center for History and Economics, Mellon Rare Book School, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs present a conference

Penelope unraveling

This event proposes a new concept—“(dis)entanglement”—in order to provide alternative narratives of the early modern world, 1300-1800. Recent scholarship has emphasized the integrative nature of economic, material, and religious developments. In contrast, we will examine what the “global” could mean in intellectual and cultural interactions in terms of both integration and disintegration across multiple continents and oceans. The conference participants will explore how the notion of “(dis)entanglement” allows us to evoke a polycentric early modern world that is simultaneously connecting and disconnecting.... Read more about (Dis)entangling Global Early Modernities, 1300-1800

2017 Mar 22

Islamic Governance, Sharīʿa Interpretation, Imamic Yemen

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South 020, Belfer Case Study Rm, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

Committee on the Study of Religion and Harvard Law School present The Inaugural Lecture of the Harvard Law and Religion Lecture Series with

Brinkley M. MessickMessick
Professor in Anthropology, Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, Columbia University... Read more about Islamic Governance, Sharīʿa Interpretation, Imamic Yemen

2017 Mar 21

Habib Sarori, Yemeni novelist

11:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

رحلة في أعماق تجربتي في الكتابة عن اليمن، وعن الحروب الروحية

Habib SaroriSuslov's Daughter
Novelist; University Professor, INSA de Rouen

Please note: this talk will be in Arabic, and it has been moved to 11:30 am.... Read more about Habib Sarori, Yemeni novelist

2017 Mar 16

LOCATION CHANGE: New Visions and Strategies for Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CHANGE: Ctr for European Studies, Lower Level, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar, the Herbert C. Kelman Institute for Interactive Conflict Transformation, and the CMES Middle East Forum present

Hilik Bar
Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, and

Husam Zomlot
Ambassador at large, Palestinian Government

Please note: this talk will be held at the Center for European Studies, Lower Level, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA.... Read more about LOCATION CHANGE: New Visions and Strategies for Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

2017 Mar 09

Migration, Immigration, Diaspora

(All day)

Location: 

Center for European Studies, Lower Level, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Harvard Graduate Conference on International History (Con-IH 17) presents the conference

Migration, Immigration, Diasporamigration

Organized by GSAS graduate students: Tommy Jamison, Rafi Stern, Chloe Bordewitch, Kelly Brignac, Ruodi Duan, Aden Knaap, and Georgia Whitaker... Read more about Migration, Immigration, Diaspora

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