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Badriyyah AlSabah

CMES Alum Badriyyah Alsabah Talks with NPR about Kuwaiti Trans Woman Imprisoned for "Impersonating the Opposite Sex"

October 29, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with activist and recent CMES AM graduate Badriyyah Alsabah, a research and policy fellow with the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, about Maha Al-Mutairi, a trans woman in Kuwait who was sentenced to two years in prison for "impersonating the opposite sex." Listen to the story or read the...

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Inaugural Brooks McCormick Jr. Animal Law and Policy Program at HLS, 11/9/21

$10 Million Endowment Established for the Harvard Law School Animal Law and Policy Program

November 10, 2021

Harvard Law School today announced the establishment of a $10 million endowment for the Animal Law and Policy Program, thanks to a gift from the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy. CMES PhD alum and faculty affiliate Kristen Stilt, Professor of Law at HLS, is Faculty Director of the Animal Law and Policy Program, in addition to her role as Director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program at HLS. Read more about the program, the Brooks Insititute, and the new endowment in...

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Intisar Rabb Has Been Appointed Special Adviser to ICC Prosecutor

September 28, 2021

Harvard Law School Professor and Center for Middle Eastern Studies Steering Committee member Intisar Rabb was named as one of 17 special advisers to the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim A.A. Khan. The faculty director of the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School, Rabb was appointed as a special adviser on Islamic Law. Rabb joins HLS alum Payam Akhavan and 15 others as special advisers to the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court....

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Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy, Fall 2021 Edition

September 30, 2021
The Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy (JMEPP) is an online student-run policy journal, published at the Harvard Kennedy School. Founded in 2011, JMEPP presents cutting-edge analysis on the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. JMEPP presents new perspectives on pressing problems, addressing complex issues with insightful analysis, and exploring emerging trends shaping the region. JMEPP's audience, composed of policymakers, academics, and more casual readers, is interested in policy writing that is forward-thinking, empirically grounded, and accessible.... Read more about Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy, Fall 2021 Edition
Samir Mansour Bookshop in Gaza, before and after Israeli attack, May 18, 2021

Readings and Digital Resources on Palestine

May 21, 2021

Rosie Bsheer, Assistant Professor of History, and Cemal Kafadar, Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies, both core faculty members of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, recommend the following English-language materials and resources to contextualize current events in Palestine. These resources offer analyses and histories of expulsion, occupation, settler colonialism, forced evictions, home demolitions, and annexation that situate the current struggle as...

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HLS Professors Win Case for Former Buffalo Police Officer Fired for Intervening in a Chokehold

April 20, 2021

Last summer, two Harvard Law School Professors, Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. ’94 and CMES affiliate Intisar A. Rabb, took on the case of former Buffalo Police Officer Cariol Horne, who was fired after she intervened to stop a fellow officer who was using a chokehold against a handcuffed Black man in 2006. In a...

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2021 Apr 26

The European Court of Human Rights and Turkey’s Kurdish Conflict

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Online; registration link below

The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies & CMES present

Dilek KurbanDilek Kurban
Fellow and Lecturer, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3d6X0OY.

Please note: this event will begin at 11am Eastern Daylight Time. If you live outside the US, double-check the time difference.

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