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2022 Nov 15

A Politics of Radical Care: Writing Women into the History of the Egyptian Human Rights Movement

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

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

The CMES Middle East Forum is pleased to present

Lucia Sorbera
Senior Lecturer and Chair, Arabic Language and Cultures, The University of Sydney, Australia; Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Advanced Research Collaborative, CUNY

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2022 Oct 05

The Gerays and Ottomans: Two Dynasties in Alliance and Rivalry

1:15pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Room S050, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA; and on Zoom

The Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies and the CMES Sohbet-i Osmani Lecture Series present

Hakan Kırımlı
Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

This talk will be in-person, but you can also connect via Zoom; register in advance here: https://bit.ly/3R5bWhm​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.
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2022 Oct 27

Making Justice in a Venal Context: The Provincial Council and the Deconcentration of Power in 18th-Century Harput

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The CMES Sohbet-i Osmani Lecture Series is pleased to present

Yavuz Aykan
Associate Professor of Early Modern History, Paris 1 Sorbonne University, School of History... Read more about Making Justice in a Venal Context: The Provincial Council and the Deconcentration of Power in 18th-Century Harput

2022 Oct 27

Book talk: "Light in Gaza: Writings Born of Fire"

12:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

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

The CMES Middle East Forum, Harvard University, and the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative, Religion and Public Life, Harvard Divinity School present a tour of the newly released book

Light in Gaza: Writings Born of Fire 

with contributors

Asmaa AbuMezied: author of "Lost Identity: The Tale of Peasantry and Nature", and,

Yousef Aljamal: author of "Travel Restrictions as a Manifestation of Nakba: Gaza, the Path Backward is the Path Forward"

Jehad Abusalim, co-editor and author of the introduction to Light in Gaza, will provide concluding remarks... Read more about Book talk: "Light in Gaza: Writings Born of Fire"

2022 Dec 01

The Responsibility to Protect and What it Means: The Case of Libya and Syria (on Zoom only)

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, and Zoom; registration info coming

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Basileus Zeno
Sessional Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, York University

Discussant: Rami Khouri, Director of Global Engagement and Senior Public Policy Fellow, American University of Beirut; and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School 

Please note: this talk will take place in CGIS Knafel 262; the speaker will appear on Zoom and the discussant will be in-person.... Read more about The Responsibility to Protect and What it Means: The Case of Libya and Syria (on Zoom only)

2022 Nov 17

Biden, Iran and the Nuclear Issue - Can the US-Iran Enmity be Buried?

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The WCFIA and CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Trita Parsi
Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft

Discussant: Stephen Kinzer, Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University; Author, All the Shah's Men, and former New York Times correspondent... Read more about Biden, Iran and the Nuclear Issue - Can the US-Iran Enmity be Buried?

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In the Shadow of History: A Summer in Tunisia

August 15, 2022

In the summer of 2022, after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ five-week Arabic language program in Tunis made its long-awaited return. Led for a fifth time by the Gordon Gray Research Professor of Arabic and outgoing CMES Director William Granara, the program synthesized modern Tunisian history, literature, and culture through various texts dating from the early-twentieth-century pre-Independence period to the contemporary, post-Revolution setting. Nicolas Pantelick ’24, a joint NELC and government concentrator pursuing a concurrent AM degree...

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2022 Oct 06

Saudi Arabia and the World: From the Cold War to MBS

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar is pleased to present

Toby Matthiesen
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow, Ca’ Foscari University and Visiting Fellow at the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University

Discussant: Sultan Alamer, Visiting Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University... Read more about Saudi Arabia and the World: From the Cold War to MBS

2022 Sep 08

Democratic Backsliding in Tunisia

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar is pleased to present

Sharan Grewal
Assistant Professor, Department of Government, College of William and Mary

Discussant: William Granara, Research Professor of the Practice of Arabic on the Gordon Gray Endowment, Harvard University... Read more about Democratic Backsliding in Tunisia

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New Horizons in Kurdish History Lecture Series

July 18, 2022

In the last decade, Kurdish history has become an exciting arena of scholarly inquiry in Ottoman and Middle Eastern studies. Showcasing this emerging literature was the main goal of the New Horizons in Kurdish History lecture series that Cemal Kafadar, Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies, and I organized for spring 2022. Professor Kafadar and I initially formed the idea in his basement office at Robinson Hall during one of our regular meetings in fall 2021, when I worked as a Teaching Fellow for his Ottoman history survey course. Over the course of the semester, we brainstormed about...

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2022 Jun 30

60 Years After Independence: What Has Algeria Become?

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online (registration information below)

CMES and CMES Tunisia are pleased to present

60 Years After Independence: What Has Algeria Become?

Hugh Roberts, Edward Keller Professor of North African and Middle Eastern History, Tufts University

Slim Othmani, President of CARE Algeria; President of MEF Tunisia

Zahia Smail Salhi, Professor of Modern Arabic Studies, University of Manchester

Register in advance on Zoom: https://bit.ly/3zZ1Idx

As Algeria celebrates 60 years of independence on 5th July, this webinar panel explores the key political, social, economic, and demographic changes that have transformed the largest country in Africa and the Arab world... Read more about 60 Years After Independence: What Has Algeria Become?

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