Government

Melani Cammett

The Twin Crises and the Prospects for Political Sectarianism in Lebanon

April 9, 2020
In an article for the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, CMES faculty affiliate Melani Cammett and Lama Mourad, Postdoctoral Fellow at Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania, address the question, “Will the financial crisis, exacerbated further by COVID-19, strengthen or loosen the power of Lebanon’s governing political parties?”... Read more about The Twin Crises and the Prospects for Political Sectarianism in Lebanon
Melani Cammett

Building Solidarity: Challenges, Options, and Implications for COVID-19 Responses

March 30, 2020

Social solidarity is a critical tool in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as political leaders call for major disruptive changes to everyday life and sacrifices for collective well-being. In a white paper for the COVID-19 Rapid Response Impact Initiative of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, CMES faculty affiliate...

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Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy, 2020 Edition

March 18, 2020

The Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy (JMEPP) is an online student-run policy journal, published at the Harvard Kennedy School. Founded in 2011, JMEPP presents cutting-edge analysis on the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. JMEPP presents new perspectives on pressing problems, addressing complex issues with insightful analysis, and exploring emerging trends shaping the region. JMEPP's audience, composed of policymakers, academics, and more casual readers, is interested in policy writing that is forward-thinking, empirically grounded, and accessible. CMES...

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Melani Cammett

Insecurity and Political Values in the Arab World

February 5, 2020

Within a few years of the historic Arab uprisings of 2011, popular mobilization dissipated amidst instability in many Arab countries. We trace the relationship between shifting macro-political conditions and individual-level political values in the Middle East, demonstrating that a preference for democracy and political trust are not fixed cultural features of populations but rather can shift rapidly in the face of perceived insecurity. Our empirical analyses employ longitudinal data from the Arab Barometer covering 13 countries and data from the 2015 World Values Survey, which includes...

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2020 Mar 26

**CANCELLED** The End of the World? Egyptian Cultural Representations of the Nuclear Condition

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Hebatalla Taha
Post-doctoral Researcher, Sciences Po, Paris

Please note: due to University precautions surrounding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 2019) outbreak, this lecture has been **CANCELLED**  ... Read more about **CANCELLED** The End of the World? Egyptian Cultural Representations of the Nuclear Condition

2020 Feb 26

Book talk: "The Universal Enemy: Jihad, Empire, and the Challenge of Solidarity"

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES Modern Middle East Speaker Series & The Program in Islamic Law at HLS present

Darryl LiDarryl Li
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Sciences in the College, and Lecturer in Law, University of Chicago

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2020 Apr 15

**CANCELLED** Book talk: "Revolution and Disenchantment: Arab Marxism and the Binds of Emancipation"

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES Modern Middle East Speaker Series presents

Fadi A. BardawilFadi A. Bardawil
Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University

Please note: due to University precautions surrounding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 2019) outbreak, this lecture has been **CANCELLED**... Read more about **CANCELLED** Book talk: "Revolution and Disenchantment: Arab Marxism and the Binds of Emancipation"

2020 Mar 11

**POSTPONED to OCT 2020** Escaping Blockade: The Politics of Youth Migration in Gaza

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The CMES Middle East Forum presents

Caitlin Procter, PhDCaitlin Procter
Max Weber Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute

Please note: due to University precautions surrounding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 2019) outbreak, this event has been **POSTPONED** to October 2020... Read more about **POSTPONED to OCT 2020** Escaping Blockade: The Politics of Youth Migration in Gaza

2020 Apr 09

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

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

Henry MunsonHenry L. Munson
Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, University of Maine; author, Islam and Revolution in the Middle East... Read more about **POSTPONED** How the US Turned Iraq into Iran’s Client State: The Unintended Consequences of a Myopic Foreign Policy

2020 Mar 12

**POSTPONED** Peace in the Era of Post-Truth: The Logic of Fragmenting Palestine

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

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

Please note: due to University precautions surrounding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 2019) outbreak, this event has been **POSTPONED**  ... Read more about **POSTPONED** Peace in the Era of Post-Truth: The Logic of Fragmenting Palestine

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