In October 2019, CMES Director William Granara spent part of his sabbatical year convening the first international symposium organized by the Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies: Mediterranean Cousins: Tunisia and Italy on Opposite Shores, designed to examine kinship, exchanges, and divides between Tunisia and Italy across time.... Read more about Mediterranean Cousins: Tunisia and Italy on Opposite Shores
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
Ali Banuazizi Professor, Department of Political Science, Director of the Program in Islamic Civilization and Societies (ICS), and Chair of the International Studies Academic Advisory Board at Boston College
Lisel Hintz Assistant Professor of International Relations and European Studies, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies
Discussant: Lenore G. Martin, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Emmanuel College; Associate of both the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
Rami Khouri Senior Fellow at the Middle East Initiative, Harvard University; Journalist-in-Residence and adjunct professor of journalism and Coordinator, the American University of Beirut in the NYC Briefings Initiative; Senior Public Policy Fellow, American University of Beirut, and Syndicated columnist, Agence Global Syndicate, USA
On July 10, 2020, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed an order which would allow the disintegration of Hagia Sophia’s museum status and turn it back into a mosque. Read an analysis in the Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy at Harvard Kennedy School by CMES AM student and JMEPP...