Film & Visual Art

Hazem Ben-Gacem January 2017

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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Helen Zughaib Migrations

The Everyday Dignity of Helen Zughaib’s Refugees

February 9, 2017

Lebanese-American artist Helen Zughaib's work is on display this month at CGIS, under the auspices of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Her paintings have been displayed widely in public collections, at the White House, the Library of Congress, and elsewhere; they often lend themselves to diplomatic optimism, even as they depict people in desperate situations: fleeing catastrophe in Syria, leaving home to emigrate to America, selling tiny items in the street to feed their families. Read a review of the exhibition and of Zughaib's accompanying artist talk in ...

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Harvard Tunisia 2016

Center for Middle Eastern Studies Opens Field Office in Tunisia

January 17, 2017

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at Harvard University today opened its first overseas office, in Tunisia, home to a tradition of learning and research that extends from Antiquity to the present. The office and the year-round programs run from the location are made possible by the support of Harvard College alumnus Hazem Ben-Gacem ’92.... Read more about Center for Middle Eastern Studies Opens Field Office in Tunisia

2016 Nov 14

#Khartoon! - @khalidalbaih at Harvard

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

Plese join us as we welcome political cartoonist and artist Khalid Albaih to CMES. The talk will begin with his presentation in room 102 at CMES, and then transition to the CGIS Knafel Concourse to view his works in the gallery space there. 

His #Khartoon! - @khalidalbaih at Harvard exhibit will be on display in CGIS Knafel Concourse November 11-December 19.

@khalidalbaih is a Sudanese artist and political cartoonist born in Bucharest, Romania in 1980. He currently lives and works in Doha, Qatar, where he has been based since 1990. He publishes his cartoons on social media under “Khartoon!,” a word play on cartoon and Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.... Read more about #Khartoon! - @khalidalbaih at Harvard

2016 Nov 04

Nostalgia, Memory, Place: Revisiting Judeo-Muslim relations in the Hara of Tunis

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The CMES Director's Series presents

Margaux Fitoussi
MTS candidate, Harvard Divinity School

Margaux Fitoussi is a Masters student at Harvard Divinity School. This summer she curated a multi-media exhibition in Tunis about El Hara, the Jewish neighborhood in...

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2016 Oct 01

'Homeland (Iraq Year Zero)'

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Film Archive is pleased to present

Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) by Abbas FahdelHomeland (Iraq Year Zero) poster

Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) is a riveting home-movie chronicle of life in Iraq before and after the US invasion....

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2016 Oct 25

Iran Women Only: Artist Talk

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

CGIS K107 and Knafel Concourse 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

Join photographer Randy Goodman during her lunch time artist talk on Tuesday, October 25, at noon beginning in room K107 and then continuing downstairs to view the art in the Knafel Concourse in the Knafel Building... Read more about Iran Women Only: Artist Talk

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