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Henry Luce Foundation Awards Grant to Initiative on Contemporary Islamic Societies

December 22, 2010

The Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies is delighted to announce that its Initiative on Contemporary Islamic Societies has been awarded a $156K grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The purpose of the grant, which begins in January 2011, will be to organize a conference that launches a collaborative research network exploring peace, coexistence, and conflict in a...

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New Book by CMES visiting fellow Nahid Afrose Kabir

October 19, 2010

 

Nahid Afrose Kabir, a CMES Visiting Fellow, has published a new book called Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media (Edinburgh University Press, October 2010).

About the book:

In Britain’s highly politicized social climate in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings, this book provides an in-depth understanding of British Muslim identity. The author conducted ethnographic fieldwork in the form of in-depth, semi-structured interviews of over 200 young Muslims in five...

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Tariq Ramadan delivers a lecture at Harvard

October 18, 2010

On Wednesday October 13th, Harvard University had the pleasure of hosting Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford. Professor Ramadan came to present one of his most recent books, Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation (Oxford University Press, 2009).

Named by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 most important innovators of the 21st century, Professor Ramadan is a prominent and internationally respected intellectual.  In addition to his professorial role,...

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Professor Eric Chaney discusses his research on Islamic institutions and economic development

September 30, 2010

Eric Chaney, Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a CMES Steering Committee member, focuses his research on economic history, applied econometrics, development, and Middle Eastern history. In a podcast on Vox, he discusses his research on the evolution of institutions in the Islamic world and the relationship with economic development. Among other things, Professor Chaney discusses the rise and fall of Muslim science and the balance of power between religion and state (din wa dawla)....

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Jocelyne Cesari weighs in on the veil in France discussion on CNN’s AC360 blog

August 25, 2010

Jocelyne Cesari, CMES Associate and Director of the Islam in the West Program, points out the contradictions and barriers to better relations with Muslims in France in “A French fair-veil, sans happy ending.” From her extensive work on Muslim communities in Europe and the US, Dr. Cesari reviews the main arguments used in the debate that led to the prohibition of the burqa and especially the security justification. She also analyzes the use of the same security argument in her August 24 piece for CNN.com on the ground zero...

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CMES Research Associate’s Book is NYTimes.com Gaza Resource

August 9, 2010

CMES Research Associate Dr. Sara Roy and her book Failing Peace: Gaza and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (Pluto Press, 2007) were recently added to the NYTimes.com in-depth section on Gaza at http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/gaza_strip/index.html  Dr. Roy’s work concerns the Israel-Palestine conflict and she is widely regarded as the leading world expert on the political economy of the...

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Policy Statement on Israel-Palestine co-Authored by CMES affiliate Lenore G. Martin

March 29, 2010

"Israel and Palestine – Two States for Two Peoples: If Not Now, When?" is a policy statement by the Boston Study Group on Middle East Peace, a group of professionals and academics with strong interest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Their jointly written policy statement is a collective enterprise representing a consensus view of the group. In addition to CMES research affiliate Lenore G. Martin, the book's contributors include Alan Berger (Boston Globe), Harvey Cox (Harvard Divinity School), Herbert C. Kelman (Harvard University), Everett Mendelsohn (Harvard University), Augustus...

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CMES in the Media: Islam in the West Lecture featured in the Harvard Crimson

September 25, 2009

Homeland Insecurity: The Arab-American Experience after 9/11, a lecture sponsored by CMES's Islam in the West program, wasthe subject of an article in the September 22nd, 2009 edition oftheHarvard Crimson. Read the full article at Post 9/11, Prof Talks on Hate Crimes

Post 9/11, Prof Talks on Hate Crimes

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CMES in the Media: Jocelyne Cesari in Religion Dispatches

September 10, 2009

An article by Jocelyne Cesari was published in the August 28th, 2009 issue of Religion Dispatches. 

An article by Jocelyne Cesari was published in the August 28th, 2009 issue of Religion Dispatches.  Read the full article: "Rarefied Islamophobia: When Americans Duplicate the European Cultural Talk"
 

Rarefied Islamophobia: When Americans Duplicate the European Cultural Talk

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CMES in the Media: Outreach event featured in the Harvard Gazette

September 3, 2009

Oil and the Contemporary Globe: A Multi-Regional/Multi-Subject Study on the Modern World’s Foundation, an event co-sponsored by the Outreach Center, was the subject of an article in the September 3rd-15th, 2009 edition of the Harvard Gazette. Read the full article at Oil Workshop Illuminates Complex Issue for Teachers or download the full issue at Harvard Gazette Online

Oil and the Contemporary Globe: A Multi-Regional/Multi-...

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CMES in the Media: Sara Roy in the Commencement Issue of the Crimson

June 15, 2009

The Harvard Crimon Commencement issue featured a letter by CMES Associate Sara Roy in response to the May 18, 2009, meeting between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read the full essay at The Peril of Forgetting Gaza.

The Peril of Forgetting Gaza
Published On Tuesday, June 02, 2009
By SARA ROY

The recent meeting between...

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