On September 6, 2012, Murhaf Jouejati, Professor of Middle East Studies at the National Defense University and member of the Syrian National Council, gave a CMES-sponsored talk titled "The Syrian Revolution: What Lies Ahead?" Professor Jouejati's well-attended talk was for the Middle East Seminar, co-sponsored by CMES and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. You can read the Harvard Gazette's coverage of the...
Jocelyne Cesari, CMES associate and director of the Islam in the West Program, has contributed an essay titled "Religion and the Political Participation of Muslims in the West" to the e-book Building a Shared Future: Religion, Politics and the Public Sphere. The e-book is part of a series of four books resulting from a March 2012 conference, Acknowledging a Shared Past to Build a Shared Future: Rethinking Muslim/non-Muslim Relations, which brought together seventy scholars, civil society leaders, journalists and other influencers for three days of...
CMES has awarded the 2011–12 prize for the best Master's thesis in Middle Eastern Studies to Todd Mostak for his thesis, "Social Media as Passive Polling: Using Twitter and Online Forums to Map Islamism in Egypt." The CMES Master’s thesis prize is awarded annually to a recipient chosen by a committee of faculty.... Read more about Todd Mostak (AM '12) wins 2011–12 AM thesis prize
CMES visiting fellow Jack Fairweather has published A War of Choice: The British in Iraq 2003-9 (Jonathan Cape 2011), which he finished last year while at Harvard, aided by access to the Harvard libraries.
This year's Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Student Conferences at the Mahindra Humanities Center (April 13–14, 2012) addresses the question "How to end a revolution?" In preparation for the conference the student coordinators, who include CMES AM student Scott Liddle, produced a series of videos in which conference participants provide their perspective on the topic. The videos were produced by the Harvard Law Documentary Studio.
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The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar is pleased to present
Naomi Chazan Professor Emerita of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; President of the New Israel Fund; Dean of the School of Government and Society (Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo); Former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset