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2014 Feb 14

Arab Transitions Project: Second Workshop

Fri - Sat, Feb 14 to Feb 15, 9:45am - 12:00pm

Location: 

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

In February 2013 the CMES Arab Transformative Movements working group hosted a symposium, Arab Transformations in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia, in which scholars and statesmen attempted to analyze efforts to create a new political order in Egypt and Tunisia. Participants included Hazem Beblawi, Baber Johansen, Yoram Meital, Mustapha Nabli, Richard Norton, Roger Owen, Hani Shukrallah, Denis Sullivan, and Dirk Vandewalle.... Read more about Arab Transitions Project: Second Workshop

2014 Mar 27

Book Launch & Author Talk: Zaid Al-Ali, "The Struggle for Iraq’s Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

al-aliThe Center for Middle Eastern Studies Outreach Program is pleased to present an author talk by

Zaid Al-Ali
Senior Adviser on Constitution Building, International IDEA... Read more about Book Launch & Author Talk: Zaid Al-Ali, "The Struggle for Iraq’s Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy"

2014 Apr 10

Book Launch & Author Talk: Lara Deeb and Mona Harb, "Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi’ite South Beirut"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

Leisurely IslamThe Center for Middle Eastern Studies Outreach Program is pleased to present an author talk by

Lara Deeb
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Scripps College... Read more about Book Launch & Author Talk: Lara Deeb and Mona Harb, "Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi’ite South Beirut"

Roger Owen: "General Sisi's Calculated Risks"

August 20, 2013

By Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle Eastern History

The following article was written by Professor Owen for the Arabic-language newspaper Al Hayat, where he publishes a regular column.

General Sisi’s declaration of all-out war against the Muslim Brothers is easily explicable in terms of both historical enmity between the Army and the Brothers and his perception of present dangers. After all, the military have been putting members of the Brothers in jail since shortly after the Free Officers coup of 1952, worried not only about...

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Roger Owen

Roger Owen: "Whatever Has Happened to Egypt?"

July 11, 2013

By Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle Eastern History, Emeritus

This piece was written by Professor Owen for his friends and colleagues, and is published here with his permission.

How did poor Egypt ever get into such a pass? I have been visiting the country for over fifty years and I have never before known such a moment when divisions run so deep, with feelings so polarized, compromise so difficult and the country so close to civil war. Nor could I possibly have imagined a moment when reasonable men would malign...

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Brett Levi

Brett Levi wins AM thesis prize for paper on Hasidic rebbes’ views on Jewish settlement

June 4, 2013

CMES is pleased to announce Brett Levi (AM ’13) as the winner of the 2013 CMES AM Thesis Prize for his paper “Hasidic Geopolitics and the Greater Land of Israel: Israeli Hasidic Rebbes Encounter the West Bank, Gaza and Territorial Withdrawal, 1982–2013.”

For his thesis, Brett researched how Israeli Hasidic rebbes, leaders of ultra-Orthodox Jewish sects, have responded to Jewish settlement activity in the West Bank and Gaza and Israeli withdrawals from these areas. Brett visited insular Hasidic communities across Israel to find primary documents, including Hebrew and Yiddish-language...

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