Law

Roger Owen and William Graham

The Book of Roger

May 15, 2017

Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle Eastern History Emeritus and a former CMES director, first encountered the Middle East as a young soldier during his national military service in Cyprus from 1955 to 1956, during which time he visited Cairo, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Beirut. He has lived and traveled throughout the region, and spent his academic and professional life at Oxford and Harvard, where he taught, studied, made friends, and tried to understand the Middle East through its politics, economic life, history, and popular culture. He kept an almost daily journal recording his thoughts and feelings, and since 1986 wrote a regular op-ed column for the Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat.... Read more about The Book of Roger

2017 Mar 27

Fellow's Lecture: The Trial of a Heretic: (Muslim Toledo 11th Century) Judicial Procedure and Political Context

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Wasserstein Hall (WCC) 4059, 1585 Massachusetts Ave, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

ILSP: SHARIAsource, Harvard Law School and the Harvard University Department of History present a Fellow's Lecture

Maribel FierroDr. Maribel Fierro
Director, El Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CSIC), Madrid; Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern...

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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 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

Joseph Ataman 2017

Joseph Ataman Wins Overseas Press Club Foundation Award

March 7, 2017

Joseph Ataman, AM candidate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, was awarded an Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Award at the Foundation’s 2017 Annual Scholar Awards Luncheon, held February 24 at the Yale Club in New York City. Rebecca Blumenstein, deputy managing editor of the New York Times, was the keynote speaker. Ataman was among 15 aspiring foreign...

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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

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."

Swift Response to Trump Immigration Order

January 30, 2017

The Trump administration’s executive order banning refugees and immigrants from seven majority Muslim nations from entering the United States for at least several months has stirred a hornet’s nest of concern internationally, including at Harvard. Among other actions, Harvard President Drew Faust unveiled a plan for Harvard to appoint a full-time Muslim chaplain, with a search committee to be chaired by Harvard Divinity School Professor and Committee on Middle East Studies faculty member Ousmane Kane. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.

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.

Shirin Ebadi Shares Her Experience, and a Hug

March 22, 2016

Iranian human-rights activist Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, spoke at First Parish Church in Harvard Square on March 17. The event, co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Harvard Book Store, coincided with the release of Ebadi’s most recent memoir, Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran. Harvard Magazine covered the event...

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