Aleksandar Sopov, PhD candidate in the joint program of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the History Department, helped save Istanbul green spaces, but has broader hopes. "I had to save them," he says. “When those public places are erased, it moves people into arenas where demagoguery can take place." Read more of his story in the Harvard Gazette.
CMES Steering Committee member Kristen Stilt, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Director of the HLS Islamic Legal Studies Program, talks to Harvard Magazine about animals' status under the law, her survey course on the growing field of animal law, and the new Harvard Animal...
Khaled Fahmy is the 2015–2016 Shawwaf Visiting Professor in Modern Middle Eastern History at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. His research interests lie in the social and cultural history of modern Egypt. He has been conducting research in the Egyptian National Archives for the past twenty years on such diverse topics as the history of law, medicine, and public hygiene. Since the outbreak of the January 25 Revolution, he also has been a regular contributor to Egyptian and international media.... Read more about Q&A with Khaled Fahmy
Sherman A. Jackson, King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, delivers the second lecture of the Fall 2013 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic and Islamic Studies Lecture Series. Also see a video of Jackson's first lecture in the series.
Sherman A. Jackson, King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, delivers the first lecture of the Fall 2013 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic and Islamic Studies Lecture Series. Also see a video of Jackson's second lecture in the series.
The city of Boston where I live is going though one of its periodic confrontations with the endemic corruption of its political and administrative systems. Three successive speakers of the Massachusetts lower house have been indicted for taking bribes in exchange for favors. And now comes the trial of Boston’s most notorious criminal, James Bulger, who, apart from his many murders, also managed to corrupt the local agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for almost twenty years.
Given the blatant illegality of most of Bulger’s crimes, it...