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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.

2016 Dec 05

**POSTPONED** A Friendship Forged in Wartime: Ukrainian-Turkish Encounters on the Galician Front in World War I

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Rm, S020, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Turkish American Cultural Society of New England, the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present

Huseyin Oylupinar, Former Shklar Fellow, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, and Ozan Arslan... Read more about **POSTPONED** A Friendship Forged in Wartime: Ukrainian-Turkish Encounters on the Galician Front in World War I

2016 Dec 01

Colonial Approaches to Governance in the Periphery: Direct and Indirect Rule in French Algeria

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Hoffman Room, Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Center for European Studies Study Group: Colonial Encounters and Divergent Development Trajectories in the Mediterranean present

Adria Lawrence
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Yale University

Abstract: When European imperial powers expanded into Africa, Asia, and the Americas, they began ruling diverse populations that differed from them along ethnic, linguistic, and religious lines. To manage this diversity, they articulated two distinct ideologies: direct and indirect rule. ...

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2016 Nov 21

The Persian and Afghan Romance of Alexander the Great: Part III “Alexander: God and Mortal”

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

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

The Standing Committee on Medieval Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Aga Khan Fund, & the Association for Central Asian Civilizations & Silk Road Studies

Dr. Michael Barry
Princeton University

When Alexander reached India in 326 BC, connecting Greek and Indian civilizations, austere Brahmins predicted his inevitable death despite all the king’s victories and attempts to be regarded as divine; by the time Alexander returned to Babylon where he died in 323 BC,...

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2016 Nov 16

Fitna: Civil War or Sectarian Conflict? Understanding Political Violence Within the Post-Mandate Arab States

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

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

Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Department of History present a workshop organized by Roger Owen

This workshop aims to historicize violent conflicts in the states of the Post-Mandate territories and to understand the Arabic terminology of violence in a trans-temporal and trans-national framework.... Read more about Fitna: Civil War or Sectarian Conflict? Understanding Political Violence Within the Post-Mandate Arab States

2016 May 11

Coup d’Etat in Iran? Revisiting 1921 and 1953, and the problem of modern Iranian historiography

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

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

The CMES Director's Series presents

Yann Richard
Professor Emeritus, director, l’Institut d’études iraniennes, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris

Iranian sources do not come readily available when a major political change brings about a return to authoritarian rule, as was the case in February 1921 or August 1953. The nationalistic discourse provides misleading answers by blaming foreign interference. A close analysis dismantles conspiracy theories. Where is the truth? This talk will present newly published documents to reflect...

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2016 Nov 04

Nostalgia, Memory, Place: Revisiting Judeo-Muslim relations in the Hara of Tunis

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

The CMES Director's Series presents

Margaux Fitoussi
MTS candidate, Harvard Divinity School

Margaux Fitoussi is a Masters student at Harvard Divinity School. This summer she curated a multi-media exhibition in Tunis about El Hara, the Jewish neighborhood in...

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