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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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