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A Letter to the CMES and Harvard Community

July 10, 2020

It should not have taken a string of tragic and highly visible incidents of police brutality in the middle of a suffocating pandemic to sharpen the need to recognize and reckon with anti-Black racism and the legacy of slavery, but it did. Watching or reading about the horrifying final moments of the murder of George Floyd, some of us were immediately reminded of Radio Raheem—how is that for a name with "Middle Eastern" resonances?—and his tragic end, "fictionalized" more than thirty years ago in Spike Lee's ...

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Tell This in My Memory, Eve Troutt Powell

Readings on Race and Slavery with Specific Relevance for Middle East Studies

July 7, 2020

Rosie Bsheer, Assistant Professor of History, and Cemal Kafadar, Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies, both core faculty members of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, recommend the following books on race and slavery that have special relevance for Middle East studies. For information on locating books at a library near you, visit www.worldcat.org...

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MargaretDene

Rising Tides of Terrorism

July 6, 2020

"COVID-19 has shown that atypical, transnational security issues need to be taken seriously. Man-made threats are not the only forces that can devastate the globe and fundamentally disrupt daily life," writes second-year Center for Middle Eastern Studies AM student Margaret Dene, in an article for the Foreign Policy Research Institute, where she is a summer Research Associate. Read the complete article on the Foreign Policy...

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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

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