Israel

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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Herbert C. Kelman

The Middle East Seminar celebrates Professor Herbert Kelman

April 18, 2013

On March 28, 2013 Professor Herbert Kelman, co-chair of the WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar, gave a lecture for the seminar titled “Is a Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Still Possible? The Perspective of a Strategic Optimist.” The seminar also coincided with Professor Kelman’s birthday, an occasion celebrated by co-chairs Lenore Martin and Sara Roy, and the seminar participants, with surprise kosher for Passover angel food cakes and...

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2012 May 22

Israeli Government Change: What could it Possibly Mean?

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School, Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor, Littauer Building

Contact: Noelle Janka

Sponsor(s): Crown-Belfer Middle East Project at Brandeis University and Harvard University through the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Outreach Center at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Category: Lecture

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2012 Apr 26

Israel's Receding Democracy in the Context of the Arab "Spring" and a Failing Peace Process

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS, Knafel Building, Room 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar is pleased to present

Naomi Chazan
Professor Emerita of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; President of the New Israel Fund; Dean of the School of Government and Society (Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo); Former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset

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Fanta-Vagenshtein

Hebrew language program hosts dinner for Dr. Yarden Fanta-Vagenshtein

December 20, 2010

On November 30th the Modern Hebrew program at Harvard hosted an “Israeli Dinner” that was funded by the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Harvard Hillel. All of the students in the program were present along with guests from the Harvard community, about 50 people in total.

The guest of honor was Dr. Yarden Fanta-Vagenshtein. Dr. Fanta-Vagenshtein was born in a village in Ethiopia. It took her and her family approximately one year to arrive in Israel after a long journey through the Sudan desert. She left Ethiopia at the age of 11, never having been to school (she...

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Policy Statement on Israel-Palestine co-Authored by CMES affiliate Lenore G. Martin

March 29, 2010

"Israel and Palestine – Two States for Two Peoples: If Not Now, When?" is a policy statement by the Boston Study Group on Middle East Peace, a group of professionals and academics with strong interest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Their jointly written policy statement is a collective enterprise representing a consensus view of the group. In addition to CMES research affiliate Lenore G. Martin, the book's contributors include Alan Berger (Boston Globe), Harvey Cox (Harvard Divinity School), Herbert C. Kelman (Harvard University), Everett Mendelsohn (Harvard University), Augustus...

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