FOCUS ON: Arab Transformation

November 19, 2012

Recordings of the talks by Jon Alterman, Melani Cammett, and James Gelvin are available here.

Audio from Nathan Brown's talk is available here. 

In November and December 2012 CMES is sponsoring a series of talks focusing on the ongoing transformations in the Arab world. All talks are free and open to the public. Locations and times vary—please check the listings below for details.

Christina Lassen

The Syrian Revolution as Seen from Inside

Christina Lassen, Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; former Ambassador from Denmark to Syria and Jordan
November 28, 2012, 4:30–6:00pm | CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland Street
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Nathan Brown

Can Egypt Reconstitute Itself? Archeology, Engineering, and Politics

Nathan Brown, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University
November 29, 2012, 4:00–6:00pm | CGIS, Knafel Building, Room 262, 1737 Cambridge Street
Presented by the WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar
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Jon B. Alterman

The Egyptian Revolutions and Defining the New Normals

Jon B. Alterman, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy; Director, Middle East Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies
December 3, 2012, 5:30–7:00pm | Sever Hall, Room 113, Harvard Yard
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Melani Cammett

Political and Economic Challenges in the Arab Transitions

Melani Cammett, Associate Professor of Political Science, Brown University; CMES Visiting Scholar
December 6, 2012, 5:00–6:30pm | Bell Hall, 5th floor, Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Harvard Kennedy School
Co-sponsored by the Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School
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James L. Gelvin

The Arab Uprisings: An Analytical Framework

James L. Gelvin, Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, University of California, Los Angeles
December 11, 2012, 1:00–3:00pm | CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland Street
Presented by the CMES Middle East Forum
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For more information, visit the links above or contact Elizabeth Flanagan at