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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?

2017 Jan 25

Population, Generation and Nation: Understanding the Arab World Through Demography

4:15pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

Darman Seminar Rm, 1st floor, Taubman Bldg, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School

The Harvard Kennedy School Middle East Initiative and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present

Philippe FarguesFargues
Professor, Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute; Associate, Harvard Kennedy School.... Read more about Population, Generation and Nation: Understanding the Arab World Through Demography

Harvard Tunisia 2016

Center for Middle Eastern Studies Opens Field Office in Tunisia

January 17, 2017

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at Harvard University today opened its first overseas office, in Tunisia, home to a tradition of learning and research that extends from Antiquity to the present. The office and the year-round programs run from the location are made possible by the support of Harvard College alumnus Hazem Ben-Gacem ’92.... Read more about Center for Middle Eastern Studies Opens Field Office in Tunisia

Khaled Fahmy among GDI 100 Thought Leaders in Arabic-Speaking World

Khaled Fahmy among GDI 100 Thought Leaders in Arabic-Speaking World

November 28, 2016

Khaled Fahmy, Shawwaf Visiting Professor of Modern Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard, has been named one of 2016's top 100 Thought Leaders in the Arabic-speaking world by the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI), an independent think-tank in economics, society, and consumption. Since 2012, GDI has analyzed social networks to identify influential voices in the digital world. This marks the first year that GDI has analyzed the Arabic-speaking internet as well as the English-, German-, Spanish- and Chinese-speaking internet.

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