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Syrian refugees in Jordan

Audio: Resettling Syrian Refugees: The Intersection of Rehabilitation and Protection

October 25, 2017

In a panel conversation with experts and practitioners, this Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) podcast explores how the Syrian refugee crisis is reshaping host communities in the Middle East, what challenges remain for the protection of vulnerable populations, and opportunities for advancing humanitarian protection and the integration of refugees into host communities. The panel includes:

  • Her Excellency Reem Abu Hassan, Lawyer, human rights advocate, and civil...
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2017 Nov 02

NEW DATE: The Challenges of Negotiating Peace in Syria

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Hind KabawatHind Kabawat
Member, High Negotiations Committee, Syria; Director of Interfaith Peacebuilding, Center for World Religions, Diplomacy & Conflict Resolution, George Mason University

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Eugene Rogan 2017

Q&A with Eugene Rogan

October 19, 2017

Eugene Rogan is Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History and Director of St. Antony’s Middle East Centre at the University of Oxford. He is the author of The Arabs: A History, which has been translated into ten languages and was named one of the best books of 2009 by the Economist, the Financial Times, and the Atlantic Monthly. He completed his AM in Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard in 1984 and his PhD in History and Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard in 1991. Rogan returned to the Center for Middle Eastern Studies on September 21, 2017, to talk...

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2017 Oct 18

Resettling Syrian Refugees: The Intersection of Rehabilitation and Protection

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

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

The Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA), Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, presents the live recording of its Humanitarian Assistance Podcast with
 

Syrian refugees, Jordan, 2013

H.E. Dr. Reem Abu Hassan, Lawyer, human rights advocate and civil society activist; Jordanian Minister of Social Development, 2013-15

Dr. Amira Ahmed Mohamed, 
Assistant Director of Policy & Practice, Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies; Counter Trafficking Program Manager and Head of Capacity Building Unit, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Kate Akkaya, JD, UNHCR US Protections Unit; Refugees Rights Turkey Legal Fellow; Program on Human Rights in the Global Economy Fellow, 2016

Dr. Denis Sullivan, Director, Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies;
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2017 Oct 17

Title change: How Security Laws Make Citizenship: The Institutional Legacies of the British Empire in Anti-Terror Laws in Israel and India

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The CES Colonial Encounters & Divergent Trajectories in the Mediterranean Study Group
presents

Yael BerdaYael Berda
Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International & Regional Studies, WCFIA, Harvard University; Asst Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Hebrew University

[Previous title: Imperial legacies of suspicion: Making 'loyal' administrators and citizens in Israel/Palestine and India – the first decade]
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2017 Oct 02

Book Talk: Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Taubman Building, Allison Dining Rm, 5th Floor, Harvard Kennedy Sch, Cambridge, MA

This talk has been rescheduled from its original date (Sept 12).

The Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School presents

Zohra DrifInside the Battle of Algiers
Algerian freedom fighter and Senator on Algeria's Council of the Nation, 2001-2016; author, Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter from Just Word Books... Read more about Book Talk: Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter

Insight on Syria: A Quagmire of Warring Religious Groups? Why the Western View Is Misguided

Insight on Syria: A Quagmire of Warring Religious Groups? Why the Western View Is Misguided

September 26, 2017

CMES Steering Committee member Melani Cammett, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs in the Department of Government, clarifies the role of sectarianism in the Syrian War in a post on Epicenter, an online publication of Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

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