Faculty News

Inaugural Brooks McCormick Jr. Animal Law and Policy Program at HLS, 11/9/21

$10 Million Endowment Established for the Harvard Law School Animal Law and Policy Program

November 10, 2021

Harvard Law School today announced the establishment of a $10 million endowment for the Animal Law and Policy Program, thanks to a gift from the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy. CMES PhD alum and faculty affiliate Kristen Stilt, Professor of Law at HLS, is Faculty Director of the Animal Law and Policy Program, in addition to her role as Director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program at HLS. Read more about the program, the Brooks Insititute, and the new endowment in...

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Intisar Rabb Has Been Appointed Special Adviser to ICC Prosecutor

September 28, 2021

Harvard Law School Professor and Center for Middle Eastern Studies Steering Committee member Intisar Rabb was named as one of 17 special advisers to the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim A.A. Khan. The faculty director of the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School, Rabb was appointed as a special adviser on Islamic Law. Rabb joins HLS alum Payam Akhavan and 15 others as special advisers to the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court....

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Samir Mansour Bookshop in Gaza, before and after Israeli attack, May 18, 2021

Readings and Digital Resources on Palestine

May 21, 2021

Rosie Bsheer, Assistant Professor of History, and Cemal Kafadar, Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies, both core faculty members of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, recommend the following English-language materials and resources to contextualize current events in Palestine. These resources offer analyses and histories of expulsion, occupation, settler colonialism, forced evictions, home demolitions, and annexation that situate the current struggle as...

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HLS Professors Win Case for Former Buffalo Police Officer Fired for Intervening in a Chokehold

April 20, 2021

Last summer, two Harvard Law School Professors, Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. ’94 and CMES affiliate Intisar A. Rabb, took on the case of former Buffalo Police Officer Cariol Horne, who was fired after she intervened to stop a fellow officer who was using a chokehold against a handcuffed Black man in 2006. In a...

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Rosie Bsheer

Q&A With Rosie Bsheer

September 14, 2020

Rosie Bsheer is Assistant Professor of History in the Department of History and a member of the CMES Steering Committee. Her teaching and research interests center on Arab intellectual and social movements, petrocapitalism and state formation, and the production of historical knowledge and commemorative spaces. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on oil and empire, social and intellectual movements, petro­modernity, political economy, historiography, and the making of the modern Middle East. Her first book, Archive Wars: The Politics of History in Saudi Arabia, will be published in fall 2020 by Stanford University Press.... Read more about Q&A With Rosie Bsheer

Tell This in My Memory, Eve Troutt Powell

Readings on Race and Slavery with Specific Relevance for Middle East Studies

July 7, 2020

Rosie Bsheer, Assistant Professor of History, and Cemal Kafadar, Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies, both core faculty members of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, recommend the following books on race and slavery that have special relevance for Middle East studies. For information on locating books at a library near you, visit www.worldcat.org...

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Derek Penslar

Herzl Re-imagined: Derek Penslar Weighs the Impact of Theodor Herzl's Personal Power

April 14, 2020
Derek Penslar, William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History at Harvard University, has long studied modern Jewish history from a global perspective. In his new biography of Theodor Herzl, Penslar examines how the founder of modern Zionism’s personal life influenced his political impact. He discussed Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader with the... Read more about Herzl Re-imagined: Derek Penslar Weighs the Impact of Theodor Herzl's Personal Power