Public Health

2022 May 12

From Dictatorship to COVID: Intergenerational Trauma Among Argentinian Israelis

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online (registration information below)

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to present

Sigalit Gal
Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; and Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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2022 Mar 10

The Fractured Iraqi Community: Rethinking Development

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Online (registration info below)

The WCFIA & CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Martha MyersMartha Myers
International and Humanitarian Development Assistance Professional & Former Chief of Party, Iraqi Durable Communities and Economic Opportunity Project, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

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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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2021 Nov 01

Continuous Trauma: The State of Children's Health in the Palestinian Territory

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

On Zoom (registration information below)

The FXB Center for Health & Human Rights and the CMES Middle East Forum present

Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Professor and Chair in Law, Hebrew University-Jerusalem
Shaina Low, US Advocacy Officer, Defence for Children International-Palestine
Jumana Odeh, Director, Palestine Happy Child Center

Moderator: Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights

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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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Q&A With Medhini Kumar

February 4, 2021

Medhini Kumar is a 2016 graduate of the CMES AM Program in Middle Eastern Studies. She currently works as Communications Manager for UNRWA USA, an American nonprofit that is committed to bettering the lives of Palestine refugees through advocacy efforts in the United States and fundraising for United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) programs in the Middle East.... Read more about Q&A With Medhini Kumar

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A Letter to the CMES and Harvard Community

July 10, 2020

It should not have taken a string of tragic and highly visible incidents of police brutality in the middle of a suffocating pandemic to sharpen the need to recognize and reckon with anti-Black racism and the legacy of slavery, but it did. Watching or reading about the horrifying final moments of the murder of George Floyd, some of us were immediately reminded of Radio Raheem—how is that for a name with "Middle Eastern" resonances?—and his tragic end, "fictionalized" more than thirty years ago in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing (1989).*

At least, on this occasion, Floyd...

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Readings on Race and Slavery with Specific Relevance for Middle East Studies

July 7, 2020

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 books on race and slavery that have special relevance for Middle East studies. For information on locating books at a library near you, visit www.worldcat.org...

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Rising Tides of Terrorism

July 6, 2020

"COVID-19 has shown that atypical, transnational security issues need to be taken seriously. Man-made threats are not the only forces that can devastate the globe and fundamentally disrupt daily life," writes second-year Center for Middle Eastern Studies AM student Margaret Dene, in an article for the Foreign Policy Research Institute, where she is a summer Research Associate. Read the complete article on the Foreign Policy...

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Voices from the Middle East: How COVID-19 Is Threatening the Region's Most Vulnerable Populations

April 22, 2020

The Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP), whose Executive Director, Mandy Terc, is a 2004 graduate the Center for Middle Eastern Studies' AM program, has launched a new Q&A series called "Voices from the Middle East," including interviews with people on the ground describing how COVID-19 is threatening the MENA region's most vulnerable populations. There are interviews with an Iranian pharmaceutical executive trying to produce medicine under sanctions, an ER doctor in Gaza describing how the blockade makes medical resources scarce, a...

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