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Samir Mansour Bookshop in Gaza, before and after Israeli attack, May 18, 2021

Readings and Digital Resources on Palestine

May 21, 2021

Rosie Bsheer, Assistant Professor of History, and Cemal Kafadar, Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies, both core faculty members of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, recommend the following English-language materials and resources to contextualize current events in Palestine. These resources offer analyses and histories of expulsion, occupation, settler colonialism, forced evictions, home demolitions, and annexation that situate the current struggle as...

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Mouhanad Al Rifay

Q&A With Mouhanad Al Rifay

April 26, 2021

CMES AM candidate Mouhanad Al Rifay is a Syrian-American award-winning documentary filmmaker, humanitarian, and human rights activist. At CMES he is focused on journalism and nonfiction narrative writing and developing further expertise in Middle East–focused critical political and cultural commentary. After graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2014 with a BA in Psychology, International Development, and Conflict Management, Al Rifay managed various USAID-funded programs at leading international development organizations in Washington, DC. He also co-founded...

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2021 Apr 28

Tunisian-Libyan Relations in the Time of Libya's Rebuilding and National Reconciliation

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Online (registration info below)

The Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University presents the "Tunisia Newsreel, Notes From the Ground" with

Mr. Khemaies Jhinaoui, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia in conversation with

Prof William Granara, Director, CMES

Register in advance: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AEryGWPfQfqy01alguXJeA.

Please note: this event will begin at 3:30pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you live outside the US, double-check the time difference.... Read more about Tunisian-Libyan Relations in the Time of Libya's Rebuilding and National Reconciliation

2021 Apr 26

The European Court of Human Rights and Turkey’s Kurdish Conflict

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Online; registration link below

The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies & CMES present

Dilek KurbanDilek Kurban
Fellow and Lecturer, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3d6X0OY.

Please note: this event will begin at 11am Eastern Daylight Time. If you live outside the US, double-check the time difference.

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2021 Apr 16

Knowledge Production, Economic Policy and the Transformation of Higher Education in Turkey

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online (Zoom registration link below)

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Nazan Bedirhanoglu
Freedom Project Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science, Wellesley College

This event is part of a two-speaker talk with Sumercan Bozkurt-Gungen (Simon Fraser Univ) on neoliberalism and the corporate world in Turkey.

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3rncdiU.

Please note: this event will begin at 12:30pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you live outside the US, double-check the time difference.

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2021 Apr 16

Rethinking the Relationship between Neoliberalism, Corporate Welfare and Cronyism: Lessons from Turkey

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online (Zoom registration link below)

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Sumercan Bozkurt-GungenSumercan Bozkurt-Gungen
Visiting Faculty, School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University

This event is part of a two-speaker talk with Nazan Bedirhanoglu (Wellesley) on higher education in Turkey.

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3rncdiU.

Please note: this event will begin at 12:30pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you live outside the US, double-check the time difference.... Read more about Rethinking the Relationship between Neoliberalism, Corporate Welfare and Cronyism: Lessons from Turkey

2021 Apr 06

CMES Book talk: "Contesting the Iranian Revolution: The Green Uprisings"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online (Zoom registration link below)

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents a book talk by

Pouya Alimagham
Lecturer, Department of History, MIT

Register here in advance: https://bit.ly/3cvY3rG.

Please note that this event will begin at 12pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you live outside the US, please double-check the time difference.... Read more about CMES Book talk: "Contesting the Iranian Revolution: The Green Uprisings"

2021 Apr 01

France and Britain: Their Colonial Footprint in the Middle East

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Online (Zoom registration link below)

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar is pleased to present

Leila FawazLeila Fawaz
Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean Studies at the Fletcher School and Department of History at Tufts University

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3caLpy1.

Please note that this event will begin at 4:30pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you live outside the US, please double-check the time difference.

(Note: this event was originally scheduled for March 4)... Read more about France and Britain: Their Colonial Footprint in the Middle East

2021 Mar 26

Archives, Revolution, and Historical Thinking

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online (facebook streaming link below)

In an effort to mark, interrogate, and reflect on protests, revolutions, and uprisings in the MENA region, this roundtable will address the relationship between archives, historical thinking, and revolution--both past and present.

12-1:30pm EDT || Broadcast live at: https://www.facebook.com/Jadaliyya/ or https://www.youtube.com/user/Jadaliyya.

Please note that this event will begin at 12pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you live outside the US, please double-check the time difference.

Featuring
Reem Bailony, Agnes Scott College, Rosie Bsheer, Harvard... Read more about Archives, Revolution, and Historical Thinking

2021 Apr 01

Book talk: "The Armenians of Aintab: The Economics of Genocide in an Ottoman Province"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online (Zoom registration link below)

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents a book talk

Dr. Ümit KurtUmit Kurt
Polonsky Fellow, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute; and lecturer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/38QQUzY.

Please note that this event will begin at 12pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you live outside the US, please double-check the time difference.

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2021 Apr 09

Yesterday is not Gone: Memories of Slavery in Zanzibar & Oman in Memoirs, Fiction & Film

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online (Zoom registration link below)

The CMES Director's Series presents

Emily Jane O'DellEmily O'Dell
Associate Professor, Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute, People's Republic of China

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3m0YXzm.

Please note that this event will begin at 12pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you live outside the US, double-check the time difference.... Read more about Yesterday is not Gone: Memories of Slavery in Zanzibar & Oman in Memoirs, Fiction & Film

2021 Mar 19

Women and Ottoman households in Colonial Tunisia (1880s-1920s)

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online (Zoom registration link below)

The CMES Director's Series presents

M'hamed Oualdi
Professor of Modern History of the Maghrib, Sciences Po-Paris; and Principal Investigator of the European Reseach Council project "SlaveVoices" about slave testimonies in 19th century North Africa

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