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Jocelyne Cesari

Audio: Interviews with Jocelyne Cesari on WBUR and ThoughtCast.org

March 17, 2011

Jocelyne Cesari, CMES Associate and Director of the Islam in the West Program, was interviewed by Martha Bebinger for a February 28, 2011 piece on WBUR about a Roxbury mosque's search for the right imam. You can listen to the piece at http://www.wbur.org/2011/02/28/imam-search.

Dr. Cesari is also the subject of a "Faculty Insight" interview produced by ThoughtCast.org in partnership with Harvard University Extension School. The interview is available in audio and video forms at...

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Jocelyne Cesari publishes chapter in "Islamophobia: The Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st Century"

January 27, 2011

 

CMES Research Associate Jocelyne Cesari is the author of a chapter in Islamophobia: The Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st Century, John L. Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin, eds. (Oxford University Press, 2011), a multidisciplinary collection of essays that will be available in March 2011. Dr. Cesari's chapter is "'Islamophobia' in the West: A Comparison Between Europe and America."

Jocelyne Cesari is a Research Associate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Director of Islam in the West Program, and Senior Research Fellow at Ecole...

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Henry Luce Foundation Awards Grant to Initiative on Contemporary Islamic Societies

December 22, 2010

The Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies is delighted to announce that its Initiative on Contemporary Islamic Societies has been awarded a $156K grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The purpose of the grant, which begins in January 2011, will be to organize a conference that launches a collaborative research network exploring peace, coexistence, and conflict in a...

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Gibb Lectures covered by Harvard Crimson and Harvard Gazette

November 3, 2010

The Fall 2010 H.A.R. Gibb Lectures, delivered by Professor Stefan Wild on October 26, 27, and 28, were featured in both the Harvard Gazette and the Harvard Crimson. Tuesday's lecture, "The History of the Qur'an: Why is there no State of the Art?" was the subject of a Gazette article by Elizabeth Gerhman entitled "Reading the Quran in Germany." Thursday's lecture, "The Qur'an Today: Why Translate the Untranslatable?" was covered in the Crimson by Rebecca D. Robbins.... Read more about Gibb Lectures covered by Harvard Crimson and Harvard Gazette

New Book by CMES visiting fellow Nahid Afrose Kabir

October 19, 2010

 

Nahid Afrose Kabir, a CMES Visiting Fellow, has published a new book called Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media (Edinburgh University Press, October 2010).

About the book:

In Britain’s highly politicized social climate in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings, this book provides an in-depth understanding of British Muslim identity. The author conducted ethnographic fieldwork in the form of in-depth, semi-structured interviews of over 200 young Muslims in five...

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Tariq Ramadan delivers a lecture at Harvard

October 18, 2010

On Wednesday October 13th, Harvard University had the pleasure of hosting Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford. Professor Ramadan came to present one of his most recent books, Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation (Oxford University Press, 2009).

Named by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 most important innovators of the 21st century, Professor Ramadan is a prominent and internationally respected intellectual.  In addition to his professorial role,...

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Professor Eric Chaney discusses his research on Islamic institutions and economic development

September 30, 2010

Eric Chaney, Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a CMES Steering Committee member, focuses his research on economic history, applied econometrics, development, and Middle Eastern history. In a podcast on Vox, he discusses his research on the evolution of institutions in the Islamic world and the relationship with economic development. Among other things, Professor Chaney discusses the rise and fall of Muslim science and the balance of power between religion and state (din wa dawla)....

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Jocelyne Cesari weighs in on the veil in France discussion on CNN’s AC360 blog

August 25, 2010

Jocelyne Cesari, CMES Associate and Director of the Islam in the West Program, points out the contradictions and barriers to better relations with Muslims in France in “A French fair-veil, sans happy ending.” From her extensive work on Muslim communities in Europe and the US, Dr. Cesari reviews the main arguments used in the debate that led to the prohibition of the burqa and especially the security justification. She also analyzes the use of the same security argument in her August 24 piece for CNN.com on the ground zero...

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CMES in the Media: Islam in the West Lecture featured in the Harvard Crimson

September 25, 2009

Homeland Insecurity: The Arab-American Experience after 9/11, a lecture sponsored by CMES's Islam in the West program, wasthe subject of an article in the September 22nd, 2009 edition oftheHarvard Crimson. Read the full article at Post 9/11, Prof Talks on Hate Crimes

Post 9/11, Prof Talks on Hate Crimes

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CMES in the Media: Jocelyne Cesari in Religion Dispatches

September 10, 2009

An article by Jocelyne Cesari was published in the August 28th, 2009 issue of Religion Dispatches. 

An article by Jocelyne Cesari was published in the August 28th, 2009 issue of Religion Dispatches.  Read the full article: "Rarefied Islamophobia: When Americans Duplicate the European Cultural Talk"
 

Rarefied Islamophobia: When Americans Duplicate the European Cultural Talk

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CMES in the Media: Sara Roy in the Christian Science Monitor

February 10, 2009

An op-ed by Sara Roy on the Israel's war in Gaza was featured in the January 2, 2009 edition of the Christian Science Monitor. Read the full letter: "Israel's 'victories in Gaza come at a steep price by Sara Roy"


Israel's 'victories' in Gaza come at a steep price

The Jewish ethical tradition means embracing Palestinians, too.

By Sara Roy
from the January 2, 2009 edition

Cambridge, Mass. - I hear the...

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