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Video: Undesired Bodies: Figures of Continuity and Discontinuity in the Mediterranean of Lady Montagu

April 4, 2019

Jocelyne Dakhlia, Director of Studies, Center for Historical Research, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, delivers the second lecture of the 2019 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic and Islamic Studies Lecture Series. Also see a video of Dakhlia's first lecture in the series, and read Youssef Ben Ismail's coverage of both talks.... Read more about Video: Undesired Bodies: Figures of Continuity and Discontinuity in the Mediterranean of Lady Montagu

Frau in Morocco

Video: The Sultanic Harem in Movement: State Logic and Feminine Mobility in Morocco (1500-1800)

April 2, 2019

Jocelyne Dakhlia, Director of Studies, Center for Historical Research, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, delivers the first lecture of the 2019 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic and Islamic Studies Lecture Series. Also see a video of Dakhlia's second lecture in the series, and read Youssef Ben Ismail's coverage of both talks.... Read more about Video: The Sultanic Harem in Movement: State Logic and Feminine Mobility in Morocco (1500-1800)

Nadia Murad

Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture with Nadia Murad

April 3, 2019

The 2019 Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture, "Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad in Conversation with Jennifer Leaning," took place on April 3 at the Memorial Church at Harvard. Nadia Murad is the corecipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, and is a leading advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence. Murad’s peaceful life was savagely interrupted in 2014 when Daesh attacked her homeland in Sinjar, with the intention of ethnically cleansing Iraq of all Yazidis. Like many minority groups, the Yazidis have carried the weight of historical persecution. Women in particular...

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2019 May 10

**CANCELLED** A Conversation with Herbert Kelman: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as a Clash of National Identities: A Path to Reconciliation

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES is pleased to present the 2019 Hilda B. Silverman Memorial Lecture 
with

Herbert C. KelmanHerb Kelman
Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics Emeritus, Harvard University

Please note: This event has been CANCELLED, due to unforeseen circumstances. It will be rescheduled.... Read more about **CANCELLED** A Conversation with Herbert Kelman: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as a Clash of National Identities: A Path to Reconciliation

Nadia Murad

Nadia Murad: The Making of an Activist

April 5, 2019

Nadia Murad came to Harvard as a survivor of genocide under ISIS, an advocate for victims of sexual violence, and the first Iraqi citizen to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Her talk at the Memorial Church, as part of the Weatherhead Center’s Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture Series, co-sponsored this year by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, focused on her personal journey and how her ordeal turned her into an activist. Read more about her talk in the...

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2019 Apr 29

Patrimonial Empire-Building and the case of Authoritarian Turkey

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

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

The Sohbet-i Osmani Lecture Series presents

Soli ÖzelAysen CandasSoli Ozel
Professor of International Relations, Kadir Has University, Istanbul; columnist for Habertürk daily newspaper

Ayşen Candaş
Rice Faculty Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor, Yale MacMillan Center, Council on Middle Eastern Studies, Yale University; Associate Professor of Political Science, Bogazici University, Istanbul... Read more about Patrimonial Empire-Building and the case of Authoritarian Turkey

2019 Apr 09

Flowers, Tough Guys, and TOMAs: Police Masculinities and Political Transition in Turkey

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Betül EkşiBetul Eksi
Robert G. James Scholar Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Postdoctoral Research Associate, Global Resilience Institute, Northeastern University... Read more about Flowers, Tough Guys, and TOMAs: Police Masculinities and Political Transition in Turkey

2019 Apr 03

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad in Conversation with Jennifer Leaning

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Memorial Church, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies warmly welcome you to the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture featuring

Nadia MuradNadia Murad
2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Admission is free. Tickets required.
Limit of 2 per person.

Available by phone and online (for a fee) and in person at the Harvard Box Office, Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, beginning Thursday, March 28 at 12:00pm EST.... Read more about Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad in Conversation with Jennifer Leaning

Iranian Oral History update

Iranian Oral History Project Gets an Update

February 11, 2019

The Iranian Oral History Project, launched in 1981 at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and directed by Habib Ladjevardi, recorded the personal accounts of 134 individuals who played major roles in or were eyewitnesses to important political events in Iran from the 1920s to the 1980s. This unique resource, available through Harvard Library, provides scholars and practitioners the opportunity to listen to and read the personal accounts of many of Iran’s former political leaders as they recall the times and events that shaped their lives and the life of their country.... Read more about Iranian Oral History Project Gets an Update

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