Religion

2014 Apr 08

Book Launch, Author Talk and Reception with Professor Sadik Al-Azm

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, Rm K262, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Gerlach Press, Harvard Scholars at Risk, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Harvard Middle East Cultural Association are pleased to present

Sadik Al-Azm
Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University... Read more about Book Launch, Author Talk and Reception with Professor Sadik Al-Azm

2014 Feb 18

The Middle East Beyond Borders Graduate Workshop Featuring Arafat Razzaque and Kimberly Wortmann

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 208, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Middle East Beyond Borders: Culture, Religion, Politics, an interdisciplinary graduate workshop is pleased to present

Arafat Razzaque, PhD student, History/MES
"Scandalous Knowledge: Transgression, Social Reputation and the Construction of a Moral Community in Medieval Baghdad," and... Read more about The Middle East Beyond Borders Graduate Workshop Featuring Arafat Razzaque and Kimberly Wortmann

2014 Apr 10

Book Launch & Author Talk: Lara Deeb and Mona Harb, "Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi’ite South Beirut"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CMES, 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102, Cambridge, MA 02138

Leisurely IslamThe Center for Middle Eastern Studies Outreach Program is pleased to present an author talk by

Lara Deeb
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Scripps College... Read more about Book Launch & Author Talk: Lara Deeb and Mona Harb, "Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi’ite South Beirut"

Brett Levi

Brett Levi wins AM thesis prize for paper on Hasidic rebbes’ views on Jewish settlement

June 4, 2013

CMES is pleased to announce Brett Levi (AM ’13) as the winner of the 2013 CMES AM Thesis Prize for his paper “Hasidic Geopolitics and the Greater Land of Israel: Israeli Hasidic Rebbes Encounter the West Bank, Gaza and Territorial Withdrawal, 1982–2013.”

For his thesis, Brett researched how Israeli Hasidic rebbes, leaders of ultra-Orthodox Jewish sects, have responded to Jewish settlement activity in the West Bank and Gaza and Israeli withdrawals from these areas. Brett visited insular Hasidic communities across Israel to find primary documents, including Hebrew and Yiddish-language...

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2013 May 03

Judaism's Embrace of Islam: An Historical Inquiry into the Role of Islam in Modern Jewish Thought

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

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

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to present the 2013 Hilda B. Silverman Memorial Lecturer

Susannah HeschelSusannah Heschel
Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies, Department of Religion, Dartmouth College

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Todd Mostak

CMES AM Graduate Explores the Power of Twitter as Big Data

March 29, 2013

In the wake of the Arab Spring, many observers have commented on the democratizing power of social media and its potential as a revolutionary tool. Todd Mostak, a 2012 graduate of the CMES Master’s program who was in his first year at CMES when the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt began, recognized in social media a different kind of potential. Mostak’s work approaches social media, Twitter in particular, as a massive source of public opinion data. He explored this idea in his Master’s thesis, a paper which won him...

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Building a Shared Future

Essay by Jocelyne Cesari: "Religion and the Political Participation of Muslims in the West"

July 23, 2012

 

Jocelyne Cesari, CMES associate and director of the Islam in the West Program, has contributed an essay titled "Religion and the Political Participation of Muslims in the West" to the e-book Building a Shared Future: Religion, Politics and the Public Sphere. The e-book is part of a series of four books resulting from a March 2012 conference, Acknowledging a Shared Past to Build a Shared Future: Rethinking Muslim/non-Muslim Relations, which brought together seventy scholars, civil society leaders, journalists and other influencers for three days of...

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2011 Nov 16

Islamism vs. Secularism: The Arab Spring, Phase Two

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CMES, 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102

The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard, The Center for Middle Eastern Studies Outreach Center, The Moroccan Studies Program, and the American Islamic Congress and Project Nur are pleased to present

Ahmed Benchemsi
Visiting Scholar, The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Stanford University.... Read more about Islamism vs. Secularism: The Arab Spring, Phase Two

New book by Persian Preceptor Dalia Yasharpour

New book by Persian Preceptor Dalia Yasharpour

October 28, 2011

Persian Preceptor Dalia Yasharpour has published a new book, coauthored with Fook-Kong Wong, titled The Haggadah of the Kaifeng Jews of China (Brill, 2011). The book is Volume 32 of the Brill Reference Library of Judaism and is available for puchase at http://www.brill.nl/haggadah-kaifeng-jews-china.

From the Brill website:

This comprehensive, textual treatment of the Kaifeng Passover Rite is a significant contribution to the ongoing discussion of the community’s origins...

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