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2017 Sep 12

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

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Nye A, Taubman Building, 5th floor, Harvard Kennedy School, JFK Street

This talk has been postponed. Rescheduling is currently being considered and further details, including a possible new date and time, will be announced soon. For the latest updates, check the event webpage linked below.

The Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School presents

Zohra Drif...

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Roy Mottahedeh, Maribel Fierro, William Granara

Video: Scholars and Rulers in Al-Andalus: A Christian Emperor for the Muslims? Heraclius in Al-Andalus

March 9, 2017

Maribel Fierro, Research Professor, Centre of Human and Social Sciences, Higher Council for Scientific Research, Madrid, delivers the second lecture of the 2017 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic and Islamic Studies Lecture Series. Also see a video of Fierro's first lecture in the series, and read Arafat Razzaque's coverage of both talks.... Read more about Video: Scholars and Rulers in Al-Andalus: A Christian Emperor for the Muslims? Heraclius in Al-Andalus

Roy Mottahedeh, Maribel Fierro, William Granara

Video: Scholars and Rulers in Al-Andalus: Averroes' Disgrace in Context

March 7, 2017

Maribel Fierro, Research Professor, Centre of Human and Social Sciences, Higher Council for Scientific Research, Madrid, delivers the first lecture of the 2017 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic and Islamic Studies Lecture Series. Also see a video of Fierro's second lecture in the series, and read Arafat Razzaque's coverage of both talks.... Read more about Video: Scholars and Rulers in Al-Andalus: Averroes' Disgrace in Context

Roy Mottahedeh, Maribel Fierro, William Granara

The Middle East and the Islamic West: Maribel Fierro's View of Medieval Spain

May 23, 2017

Maribel Fierro, Research Professor at the Centre for Human and Social Sciences of the Spanish National Research Council, and Visiting Scholar at CMES and Senior Scholar at the Islamic Legal Studies Program at HLS in spring 2017, was the distinguished speaker this year for the H.A.R. Gibb Arabic and Islamic Studies Lecture Series, established in 1964 in honor of Sir Hamilton A.R. Gibb, who was a director of CMES as well as University Professor and James Richard Jewett Professor of Arabic at Harvard. Arafat Razzaque, PhD candidate in History and Middle East Studies, covered the lectures for CMES.... Read more about The Middle East and the Islamic West: Maribel Fierro's View of Medieval Spain

Roger Owen and William Graham

The Book of Roger

May 15, 2017

Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle Eastern History Emeritus and a former CMES director, first encountered the Middle East as a young soldier during his national military service in Cyprus from 1955 to 1956, during which time he visited Cairo, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Beirut. He has lived and traveled throughout the region, and spent his academic and professional life at Oxford and Harvard, where he taught, studied, made friends, and tried to understand the Middle East through its politics, economic life, history, and popular culture. He kept an almost daily journal recording his thoughts and feelings, and since 1986 wrote a regular op-ed column for the Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat.... Read more about The Book of Roger

CMES presentation poster

Nostalgia, Memory, Place: Margaux Fitoussi on the Hara of Tunis

May 12, 2017

In summer 2016, Margaux Fitoussi, an MTS candidate at Harvard Divinity School, curated a multimedia exhibition in Tunis about the Hara, the city’s historic Jewish neighborhood, centered around a collection of photographs from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In November at CMES, she assembled a smaller version of the exhibition, premiered EL HARA, a short documentary film about the Hara co-directed with her friend Mo Scarpelli and featuring an interview with the celebrated writer Albert Memmi, and gave a talk about the original exhibition in Tunis and viewers’ reactions to it.... Read more about Nostalgia, Memory, Place: Margaux Fitoussi on the Hara of Tunis

2017 Apr 17

The European Union's Security Policy and the Middle East

9:35am

Location: 

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Goldman Rm, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies presents

Miguel Angel Moratinos
Former Spanish Foreign Minister, former Special Representative of the EU for the Middle East

Chairs:  Richard N. Cooper, Maurits C. Boas Professor of Economics, Harvard University, and
Karl Kaiser, Senior Associate, Program on Transatlantic Relations, Harvard University... Read more about The European Union's Security Policy and the Middle East

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