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CMES Summer in Review 2016

September 20, 2016

Each summer, a number of CMES PhD, AM, and undergraduate students whose interests lie in the Middle East have the opportunity to travel to the MENA region for summer research and language study. A group of these students shared stories from their summer travels at the “CMES Summer in Review” event on Friday, September 16, 2016. In a fast-paced format, over a dozen students shared images and stories, and fielded questions from the audience. With the support of funding including CMES grants and fellowships, students strengthened their language skills, participated in internships, or… Read more about CMES Summer in Review 2016

Photo Gallery: 2015-16 Harvard College International Photo Contest

May 12, 2016

CMES awarded a first prize and three honorable mentions in the 2015–16 Harvard College International Photo Contest for photos taken in the Middle East region. Aubrey Stoddard (’17), studying history and government, received first prize for an image she captured during her internship at the Institute for Counter Terrorism during summer 2015 in Israel. Honorable mentions were awarded to archaeology concentrator Jingxiu Jin (’18), for this image of contrasting colors and ancient city walls in Jerusalem, social… Read more about Photo Gallery: 2015-16 Harvard College International Photo Contest

Photo Gallery: 'Feathers of Fire' performed at Fitzgerald Theatre in Cambridge

April 22, 2016

Wicked Local photographer Paul Rutherford captured some choice images at the April 17, 2016, performance of Feathers of Fire: A Persion Epic, the hit shadow play based on the Persian epic Shahnameh. The Center for Middle Eastern Studies brought the production, which has played to sold-out crowds in New York and San Francisco, to the Fitzgerald Theatre at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School for four shows on April… Read more about Photo Gallery: 'Feathers of Fire' performed at Fitzgerald Theatre in Cambridge

“Gay Pride in the Middle East” — Vanessa Rodriguez (’16)

Photo Gallery: 2014–15 Harvard College International Photo Contest

May 6, 2015

CMES awarded a first prize and three honorable mentions in the 2014–15 Harvard College International Photo Contest for photos taken in the Middle East region. Vanessa Rodriguez (’16), a sociology concentrator with a history secondary, received first prize for an image she captured while studying abroad last summer in Turkey. Her bright and energetic photo of a gay pride parade in Istanbul captured for her “the nation’s unique intersection of modern and traditional institutions.” … Read more about Photo Gallery: 2014–15 Harvard College International Photo Contest