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2017 Mar 22

Islamic Governance, Sharīʿa Interpretation, Imamic Yemen

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South 020, Belfer Case Study Rm, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

Committee on the Study of Religion and Harvard Law School present The Inaugural Lecture of the Harvard Law and Religion Lecture Series with

Brinkley M. MessickMessick
Professor in Anthropology, Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, Columbia University... Read more about Islamic Governance, Sharīʿa Interpretation, Imamic Yemen

2017 Mar 20

al Bustani's Arabic Encyclopedia (1870s-1880s) and the Global Production of Knowledge in the Late Ottoman Levant

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, Lower Level Library, Harvard Yard, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History presents

Ilham Khuri Makdisi
Associate Professor, Northeastern University

Commentator: Leila Fawaz, Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese & Eastern Mediteranean Studies, Tufts University
Graduate student commentator: Joan Chaker, PhD Candidate in History... Read more about al Bustani's Arabic Encyclopedia (1870s-1880s) and the Global Production of Knowledge in the Late Ottoman Levant

2017 Mar 16

LOCATION CHANGE: New Visions and Strategies for Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CHANGE: Ctr for European Studies, Lower Level, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar, the Herbert C. Kelman Institute for Interactive Conflict Transformation, and the CMES Middle East Forum present

Hilik Bar
Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, and

Husam Zomlot
Ambassador at large, Palestinian Government

Please note: this talk will be held at the Center for European Studies, Lower Level, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA.... Read more about LOCATION CHANGE: New Visions and Strategies for Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

2017 Mar 09

Scholars & Rulers in al-Andalus: A Christian Emperor for the Muslims? Heraclius in al-Andalus

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South 020, Belfer Case Study Rm, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

CMES is pleased to present the 2017 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic & Islamic Studies Lecture Series speaker

Maribel FierroDr. Maribel Fierro
Research Professor, Centre of Human and Social Sciences (CCHS), Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Madrid, Spain; Visiting Scholar, Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School; Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Harvard University... Read more about Scholars & Rulers in al-Andalus: A Christian Emperor for the Muslims? Heraclius in al-Andalus

2017 Mar 09

Migration, Immigration, Diaspora

(All day)

Location: 

Center for European Studies, Lower Level, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Harvard Graduate Conference on International History (Con-IH 17) presents the conference

Migration, Immigration, Diasporamigration

Organized by GSAS graduate students: Tommy Jamison, Rafi Stern, Chloe Bordewitch, Kelly Brignac, Ruodi Duan, Aden Knaap, and Georgia Whitaker... Read more about Migration, Immigration, Diaspora

2017 Mar 07

Scholars & Rulers in al-Andalus: Averroes' Disgrace in Context

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South 020, Belfer Case Study Rm, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

CMES is pleased to present the 2017 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic & Islamic Studies Lecture Series speaker

Maribel FierroDr. Maribel Fierro
Research Professor, Centre of Human and Social Sciences (CCHS), Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Madrid, Spain; Visiting Scholar, Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School; Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Harvard University... Read more about Scholars & Rulers in al-Andalus: Averroes' Disgrace in Context

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Traveling beyond the Classroom: J-Term Excursion to Tunisia

February 9, 2017

Brittany Landorf, an MTS candidate at Harvard Divinity School, participated in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies' 2017 winter session study excursion to Tunisia. "The trip reminded me why I love what I study so much, and I returned to campus this semester with renewed energy and new curiosity," Landorf writes. "Sometimes our classrooms can feel so far away from what we are studying (literally and figuratively); I think that immersive learning experiences like this are invaluable." Read more about her experience at the Harvard Divinity School Admissions Blog.

2017 Feb 27

POSTPONED: Mechanizing the Flow: Machines and Politics on the Nile before the British Occupation

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The CES/CMES Colonial Encounters Working Group presents

Casey PrimelCasey Primel
Volkswagen Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University

March 7: this event has been rescheduled to April 17; click here for more information.

Feb 24: this event has been postponed; a new date will be announced soon.
... Read more about POSTPONED: Mechanizing the Flow: Machines and Politics on the Nile before the British Occupation

Hazem Ben-Gacem January 2017

Video: CMES Tunisia Office Inaugural Celebration

January 17, 2017

Hear opening remarks from donor Hazem Ben-Gacem AB '92, CMES Director William Granara, Margot Gill, Administrative Dean for International Affairs, Harvard University, and Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, Harvard University, at the inaugural celebration of the Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University.

Going Nativist

Going Nativist

February 9, 2017

The future of America is as bright or as dark as the future of our immigrants. The battle over the travel ban echoes our history from the founding, slicing deep into the heart of American sympathies: Are refugees and migrants coming ashore to be seen as humble "guests of the nation" or as American as anyone, just for getting through the gate? In the February 9 edition of Open Source, host Christopher Lydon talks with Persian preceptor Sheida Dayani and others about the "who we are" question, between Immigration Nation and Fortress America, traversing all sorts of social, political, and historical terrains. Dayani also reads her poem "The Ordinary Man of this Neighborhood."

2017 Feb 13

Through A Camera Obscura: Economic Science and the Emergence of the Market in Colonial Egypt

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robison Hall, Lower Level Library, Harvard Yard, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Seminar presents

Casey Primel
Volkswagen Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University

Commentators:
Roger Owen, AJ Meyer Professor of Middle East History, Emeritus, Harvard University
Lydia Walker, PhD candidate in History, Harvard University... Read more about Through A Camera Obscura: Economic Science and the Emergence of the Market in Colonial Egypt

2017 Feb 06

Egypt: Unfinished Revolution?

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies and ILSP: SHARIAsource at Harvard Law School present

Jack ShenkerShenker book cover
Journalist; author, The Egyptians: A Radical History of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution

Khaled Fahmy
Shawwaf Visiting Professor in Modern Middle East History, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Professor of History, American University in Cairo... Read more about Egypt: Unfinished Revolution?

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