Video: "The Salesman" Discussion Panel

February 26, 2017

On February 19, Sheida Dayani, Persian preceptor at Harvard University, participated in a panel discussion about Asghar Farhadi's Academy Award-winning film The Salesman, after a special showing at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Dayani has worked as an interpreter for Farhadi since 2011. The discussion was moderated by Vahdat Yeganeh, founder and artistic director of Boston Experimental Theatre, and also included Somy Kim, associate teaching professor in the Department of English Writing Program at Northeastern University.… Read more about Video: "The Salesman" Discussion Panel

Video: CMES Tunisia Office Inaugural Celebration

January 17, 2017

Hear opening remarks from donor Hazem Ben-Gacem AB '92, CMES Director William Granara, Margot Gill, Administrative Dean for International Affairs, Harvard University, and Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, Harvard University, at the inaugural celebration of the Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University.

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Video: Is the Other necessary?

November 10, 2015

Kamel Daoud, Algerian journalist and author of The Meursault Investigation, gives a talk in French, moderated and with translation by Youssef Ben Ismail, CMES AM '14 and PhD candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University.

Video: Workshop on Military Regimes, Diversity, and Sectarianism in Muslim Societies

October 25, 2014

A workshop help October 24-25, 2014. Organized by the Initiative on Contemporary Islamic Societies, with support from the Henry Luce Foundation.

  • Panel One: Post-colonial military regimes and the management of diversity (Cemal Kafadar, Harvard University, Chair) — Marcus Mietzner (Australian National University) on Indonesia; Ayesha Jalal (Tufts University) on Pakistan; Joshua Landis (University of Oklahoma) on Iraq.
  • Panel Two: The shifting political economy of majorities and minorities (Elif Babül, Mount Holyoke College, Chair) — Kabir Tambar (Stanford University) on… Read more about Video: Workshop on Military Regimes, Diversity, and Sectarianism in Muslim Societies

A Conversation in Arabic with HE Jamal bin Huwaireb

October 15, 2014

Harvard College student Yousif Hanna ('16) interviewed HE Jamal bin Huwaireb, Managing Director of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, UAE, in Arabic during his visit to CMES in October 2014.