Religion

Nadia Murad

Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture with Nadia Murad

April 3, 2019

The 2019 Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture, "Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad in Conversation with Jennifer Leaning," took place on April 3 at the Memorial Church at Harvard. Nadia Murad is the corecipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, and is a leading advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence. Murad’s peaceful life was savagely interrupted in 2014 when Daesh attacked her homeland in Sinjar, with the intention of ethnically cleansing Iraq of all Yazidis. Like many minority groups, the Yazidis have carried the weight of historical persecution. Women in particular...

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2019 May 10

**CANCELLED** A Conversation with Herbert Kelman: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as a Clash of National Identities: A Path to Reconciliation

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES is pleased to present the 2019 Hilda B. Silverman Memorial Lecture 
with

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Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics Emeritus, Harvard University

Please note: This event has been CANCELLED, due to unforeseen circumstances. It will be rescheduled.... Read more about **CANCELLED** A Conversation with Herbert Kelman: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as a Clash of National Identities: A Path to Reconciliation

Nadia Murad

Nadia Murad: The Making of an Activist

April 5, 2019

Nadia Murad came to Harvard as a survivor of genocide under ISIS, an advocate for victims of sexual violence, and the first Iraqi citizen to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Her talk at the Memorial Church, as part of the Weatherhead Center’s Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture Series, co-sponsored this year by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, focused on her personal journey and how her ordeal turned her into an activist. Read more about her talk in the...

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Byzantine Studies Initiative

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Byzantine Studies Research Center (BSRC) at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul have been awarded a three-year research grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a joint initiative providing enhanced and extended opportunities for teaching and research on the Byzantine Empire, placed in the larger context of the medieval Eastern Mediterranean world, with a strong focus on cross-cultural contacts and comparative perspectives.

One of the primary goals of the collaboration is to contribute to the development of the newly...

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2018 Sep 28

Thinking Islam Within Religions Studies: Methods, Histories and Futures

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Sperry Room, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
presents

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Professor William A. Graham retired in July 2018 after a long and distinguished career at Harvard. Please join us for a day-long conference in honor of his career and scholarship.... Read more about Thinking Islam Within Religions Studies: Methods, Histories and Futures

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