Israel

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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2010 graduate and undergraduate summer funding opportunities from CMES

December 2, 2009

CMES is pleased to announce that it will offer three different awards for Summer 2010 The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to announce that it will offer three different awards for Summer 2010: undergraduate awards for research in Israel and Arabic language study in the Middle East, and an award open to graduate and undergraduate students for research and other scholarly projects in Morocco. For more information, and details on how to apply, please visit...

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CMES in the Media: Sara Roy in the Commencement Issue of the Crimson

June 15, 2009

The Harvard Crimon Commencement issue featured a letter by CMES Associate Sara Roy in response to the May 18, 2009, meeting between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read the full essay at The Peril of Forgetting Gaza.

The Peril of Forgetting Gaza
Published On Tuesday, June 02, 2009
By SARA ROY

The recent meeting between...

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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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CMES in the Media: Sara Roy in London Review of Books

February 10, 2009

Sara Roy's "If Gaza Falls..." was featured in the January 1, 2009 edition of the London Review of Book. In the piece, she outlines food, fuel, and medicine restrictions that Israel has placed on Gaza since November 4, 2008. Read the full article at London Book of Review website: If Gaza Falls by Sara Roy

If Gaza Falls...

Sara Roy

Israel’s siege of Gaza began on 5 November, the day after an Israeli attack inside the strip, no doubt designed finally to undermine the truce...

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