Iran

2012 Sep 20

Middle East Film Series Presents: A Separation (Iran, 2011)

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Weiner Auditorium, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School

Join a screening of the academy award winning film A Separation (2011), directed by Asghar Farhadi, 123 minutes. 

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A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.... Read more about Middle East Film Series Presents: A Separation (Iran, 2011)

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Afsaneh Najmabadi discusses her Qajar Iran digital archive project at the White House

June 1, 2012

On May 30, 2012, Professor Afsaneh Najmabadi gave a presentation on her project Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran at an event at the White House titled “Exploring Communities of Muslim Women Throughout History.” Hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the event showcased NEH-funded scholarship that explores places and moments in time when communities of Muslim women have flourished. Professor Najmabadi was joined by Professor Mounira Charrad of the University of Texas...

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CMES AM student Scott Liddle publishes book review in Middle East Policy

February 8, 2011

CMES Master's student Scott Liddle has published a book review in the Fall 2010 issue of the journal Middle East Policy. His article reviews Guardians of the Revolution: Iran and the World in the Age of the Ayatollahs by Ray Takeyh (Oxford University Press, 2009). Scott is currently in Syria studying Arabic at the Institut francais du proche-orient.

*Updated 3/14/11: Correction to name of institution where Scott is studying.

Qajar

Explore women in the Qajar world with professor Afsaneh Najmabadi

September 28, 2010

 

Afsaneh Najmabadi is the Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University and is a CMES Steering Committee member. Professor Najmabadi and a team of Qajar historians received a NEH grant to develop a comprehensive digital archive and website that will preserve, link, and render accessible primary...

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CMES in the Media: Lenore Martin in Boston Globe

November 2, 2007

Lenore Martin discusses the relationship between Turkey, Iraqi Kurds, and the United States in the August 30, 2007 edition of the Boston Globe. Read the full op-ed The Missing Player in Gulf Security on boston.com.

By Lenore G. Martin | August 30, 2007

THE BUSH administration recently proposed to sell $20 billion in sophisticated weaponry to the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council. This move spotlights the need for allied support...

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Alumnus Richard Foltz has Two Books Translated

May 4, 2007

Richard Foltz's (CMES, 1996) book, Religions of the Silk Road, has recently been published in Turkish (Ipek Yolu Dinleri, Istanbul: Medrese Yayinlari, 2006) and in Persian (Dinha-ye Jadeh-ye Abrisham, Tehran: Entesharat-e Fararavan, 2007). His book Spirituality in the Land of the Noble: How Iran Shaped the World's Religions, has been published in Arabic (Al-Ruhaniyyat fi Ard al-Nubala: Kayf Athart Iran fi Adyan al-'Alam, Beirut: Dar al-Arabiyya al-'Ulum, 2006). A revised French edition is currently in press (Iran Creuset de Religions, Québec: Les Presses de l'Université...

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