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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
2020 Oct 23

Palestinian Refugees in International Law: A Tale of Fragmentation and Opportunities

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online webinar (registration link below)

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Francesca Albanese
Human Rights Lawyer & affiliate scholar, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University

Lex Takkenberg
Former Chief, Ethics Office, UNRWA, Amman, Jordan, and Legal Officer, Dutch Refugee Council

Discussant: Susan Akram, Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney, Boston University International Human Rights Clinical Program, Boston University School of Law

Register: https://bit.ly/33xRobT.
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2020 Oct 07

Sustaining Democracy in Time of Pandemic: Tunisia's Challenges and Successes - Q&A with Hedi Larbi

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online webinar (registration link below)

Tunisia Newsreel poster

The Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University invites you to the opening session of its fall 2020 webinar series:

Tunisia Newsreel 2020 - Tunisia in the Post-2011 Era - Notes From Ground

SUSTAINING DEMOCRACY IN TIME OF PANDEMIC: TUNISIA’S CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES

Q&A with: HEDI LARBIEconomist; Tunisia’s Former Minister of Economic Infrastructure, Regional Planning and Sustainable Development (2014-15); Former Regional Director and Advisor to the Middle East and North Africa Vice President at the World Bank; Associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs’ Middle East Initiative and former Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar (2015-2016)

Introductory remarks by Professor William Granara (CMES).

Discussant: Aytug Sasmaz, PhD candidate, Harvard University Department of Government; 
Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Middle East Initiative

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zzPig-AyRZ29VC95UX6h_w

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2020 Oct 20

Book talk: "Archive Wars: The Politics of History in Saudi Arabia"

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online webinar (registration link below)

The CMES Modern Middle East Speaker Series and the Department of History, Harvard University present

Rosie BsheerArchive Wars book cover
Assistant Professor of History, Harvard University

Discussants: Beshara Doumani (Brown), Eve M. Troutt Powell (UPenn), Kirsten Weld (Harvard)

Moderator: Durba Mitra (Harvard)

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Mediterranean Cousins poster

Mediterranean Cousins: Tunisia and Italy on Opposite Shores

February 21, 2020

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

2020 Oct 08

Book talk: "The Crash of Flight 3804: A Lost Spy, A Daughter’s Quest, and the Deadly Politics of the Great Game for Oil"

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Online webinar, registration link below

The CMES Director's Series presents

Charlotte DennettCharlotte Dennett  book cover of The Crash of Flight 3804
Former Middle East reporter, investigative journalist, and attorney; co-author of Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil

Register: https://bit.ly/3ifneyp


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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

2020 Nov 12

The Failure of Religious Nationalism in Iran

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

online webinar (registration link below)

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Ali BanuaziziAli 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

Discussant: Roy Mottahedeh, Gurney Professor of History Emeritus, Harvard University 

Register: https://bit.ly/374pE0z.

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2020 Sep 24

Turkey's Identity Politics Inside Out: From Foreign Policy to Pop Culture

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

online webinar (see registration link below)

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Lisel HintzLisel 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

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2020 Nov 19

TIME CHANGE: Peace in the Era of Post-Truth: The Logic of Fragmenting Palestine

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

online webinar (registration link below)

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar and the Religion, Conflict and Peace Initiative at the Harvard Divinity School present

Amira HassAmira Hass
Journalist & correspondent for the Occupied Territories, Haaretz; Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Fellow, Religious Literacy Project, Harvard Divinity School

Please note: this talk was originally scheduled for 4:30pm.

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2020 Nov 05

How the US Turned Iraq into Iran’s Client State: The Unintended Consequences of a Myopic Foreign Policy

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

online webinar (registration link below)

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Henry MunsonHenry Munson
Professor of Anthropology Emeritus and Cooperating Professor, School of Policy & International Affairs, University of Maine; author, Islam and Revolution in the Middle East

Rescheduled from April 2020.

Register: https://bit.ly/3jZPvKM.

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