Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle Eastern History Emeritus and a former CMES director, first encountered the Middle East as a young soldier during his national military service in Cyprus from 1955 to 1956, during which time he visited Cairo, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Beirut. He has lived and traveled throughout the region, and spent his academic and professional life at Oxford and Harvard, where he taught, studied, made friends, and tried to understand the Middle East through its politics, economic life, history, and popular culture. He kept an almost daily journal recording his thoughts and feelings, and since 1986 wrote a regular op-ed column for the Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat.... Read more about The Book of Roger
In this episode of the Fares Center Podcast at the Fletcher School, Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History Emeritus at Harvard and former director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, discusses his recently published volume of memoirs outlining...
Williams James Hall, Lecture Hall B1, Lower Level, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents a conference
On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the June 1967 War, this event seeks to explore new approaches to understand and rethink this pivotal and transformative moment in the history of the modern Middle East. At stake is the search for new sources that can shed light on the war and its long term repercussions for Arab societies.
Fainsod Room, Littauer 324, Harvard Kennedy School
The CMES Middle East Forum andthe Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School present
A book talk with authors Nader Hashemi, Director, Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor of Middle East and Islamic Politics, Josef Korbel School of Int'l Studies, University of Denver, Danny Postel, Assistant Director, Middle East and North African Studies Program, Northwestern University Paul Gabriel Hilu Pinto, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil... Read more about Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East
Derek Penslar The Samuel Zacks Professor of Jewish History, University of Toronto; Stanley Lewis Visiting Professor of Modern Israel Studies, Oxford University; Visiting Professor of History, Harvard University; designated William Lee Frost Chair in Jewish History, Harvard University as of 2018... Read more about Theodor Herzl, Race, and Empire
CMES awarded a first prize and three honorable mentions in the 2015–16 Harvard College International Photo Contest for photos taken in the Middle East region. Aubrey Stoddard (’17), studying history and government, received first prize for an image she captured during her internship at the Institute for Counter Terrorism during summer 2015 in Israel. Honorable mentions were awarded to archaeology concentrator Jingxiu Jin (’18),...