Government

2022 Oct 27

Book talk: "Light in Gaza: Writings Born of Fire"

12:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

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

The CMES Middle East Forum, Harvard University, and the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative, Religion and Public Life, Harvard Divinity School present a tour of the newly released book

Light in Gaza: Writings Born of Fire 

with contributors

Asmaa AbuMezied: author of "Lost Identity: The Tale of Peasantry and Nature", and,

Yousef Aljamal: author of "Travel Restrictions as a Manifestation of Nakba: Gaza, the Path Backward is the Path Forward"

Jehad Abusalim, co-editor and author of the introduction to Light in Gaza, will provide concluding remarks... Read more about Book talk: "Light in Gaza: Writings Born of Fire"

2022 Dec 01

The Responsibility to Protect and What it Means: The Case of Libya and Syria (on Zoom only)

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, and Zoom; registration info coming

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Basileus Zeno
Sessional Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, York University

Discussant: Rami Khouri, Director of Global Engagement and Senior Public Policy Fellow, American University of Beirut; and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School 

Please note: this talk will take place in CGIS Knafel 262; the speaker will appear on Zoom and the discussant will be in-person.... Read more about The Responsibility to Protect and What it Means: The Case of Libya and Syria (on Zoom only)

2022 Nov 17

Biden, Iran and the Nuclear Issue - Can the US-Iran Enmity be Buried?

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The WCFIA and CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Trita Parsi
Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft

Discussant: Stephen Kinzer, Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University; Author, All the Shah's Men, and former New York Times correspondent... Read more about Biden, Iran and the Nuclear Issue - Can the US-Iran Enmity be Buried?

2022 Oct 06

Saudi Arabia and the World: From the Cold War to MBS

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar is pleased to present

Toby Matthiesen
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow, Ca’ Foscari University and Visiting Fellow at the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University

Discussant: Sultan Alamer, Visiting Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University... Read more about Saudi Arabia and the World: From the Cold War to MBS

2022 Sep 08

Democratic Backsliding in Tunisia

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar is pleased to present

Sharan Grewal
Assistant Professor, Department of Government, College of William and Mary

Discussant: William Granara, Research Professor of the Practice of Arabic on the Gordon Gray Endowment, Harvard University... Read more about Democratic Backsliding in Tunisia

Emad Shahin

Emad Shahin

Shawwaf Visiting Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Dean of the College of Islamic Studies, 2016-22; Interim Provost, 2019-21, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation

Emad El-Din Shahin was the Dean of the College of Islamic Studies (2016-22) and Interim Provost (2019-21), Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation...

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2022 Jun 30

60 Years After Independence: What Has Algeria Become?

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online (registration information below)

CMES and CMES Tunisia are pleased to present

60 Years After Independence: What Has Algeria Become?

Hugh Roberts, Edward Keller Professor of North African and Middle Eastern History, Tufts University

Slim Othmani, President of CARE Algeria; President of MEF Tunisia

Zahia Smail Salhi, Professor of Modern Arabic Studies, University of Manchester

Register in advance on Zoom: https://bit.ly/3zZ1Idx

As Algeria celebrates 60 years of independence on 5th July, this webinar panel explores the key political, social, economic, and demographic changes that have transformed the largest country in Africa and the Arab world... Read more about 60 Years After Independence: What Has Algeria Become?

2022 Apr 26

The Impact of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis on the MENA Region

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Online (registration info below)

CMES and the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School are pleased to present a discussion with

Mohammed Alyahya, Visiting Fellow, Hudson Institute
Kirsten Fontenrose, President of Red Six International; Former Senior Director for the Gulf, National Security Council, The White House
Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, The International Institute for Strategic Studies
Nikolay A. Kozhanov, Research Associate Professor, Gulf Studies Center, Qatar University; Non-Resident Scholar, Economics and Energy Program, Middle East Institute
Karen E. Young, PhD, Senior Fellow, Director of the Program on Economics and Energy, Middle East Institute

Adel Hamaizia (moderator), Visiting Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3Ke9GBj (required)... Read more about The Impact of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis on the MENA Region

2022 Apr 12

Policing and Political Development in Tunisia: Origin and Evolution

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Online (registration info below)

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Khansa Ben Tarjem
Ph.D. candidate, University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Visiting Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3jbw2YX

Please note: the start time of this talk has been changed to 2pm ET.... Read more about Policing and Political Development in Tunisia: Origin and Evolution

2022 Apr 05

Morocco: Deciphering Political Parties and Protesting

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Online (registration information below)

The Arab Caucus at HKS and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present

Mounia Bennani-Chraïbi
Professor, Institute of Political Studies, Research Centre for Political Action, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Register in advance: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J6MJLJX-Rcy1GRqxq-uXlA

Welcome address: Professor William Granara, Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
Moderator: Mohamed Haddad, Master of Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University... Read more about Morocco: Deciphering Political Parties and Protesting

2022 Apr 22

Rebellion as Myth in State Making and State Evasion: The Case of Dersim Across Ottoman Empire and The Republic of Turkey (1878-1938)

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Online (registration info below)

The CMES New Horizons in Kurdish History Lecture Series is pleased to present

Cevat Dargın
Postgraduate research associate, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3wPzvEA​​​​​​​... Read more about Rebellion as Myth in State Making and State Evasion: The Case of Dersim Across Ottoman Empire and The Republic of Turkey (1878-1938)

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