Levant

Melani Cammett

The Twin Crises and the Prospects for Political Sectarianism in Lebanon

April 9, 2020
In an article for the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, CMES faculty affiliate Melani Cammett and Lama Mourad, Postdoctoral Fellow at Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania, address the question, “Will the financial crisis, exacerbated further by COVID-19, strengthen or loosen the power of Lebanon’s governing political parties?”... Read more about The Twin Crises and the Prospects for Political Sectarianism in Lebanon
2020 Apr 07

**CANCELLED** The Egyptian Army in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The CMES Director's Series presents

Khaled FahmyKhaled Fahmy
Sultan Qaboos bin Sa'id Professor of Modern Arabic Studies, University of Cambridge

Please note: due to University precautions surrounding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 2019) outbreak, this lecture has been **CANCELLED** ... Read more about **CANCELLED** The Egyptian Army in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War

Melani Cammett

Insecurity and Political Values in the Arab World

February 5, 2020

Within a few years of the historic Arab uprisings of 2011, popular mobilization dissipated amidst instability in many Arab countries. We trace the relationship between shifting macro-political conditions and individual-level political values in the Middle East, demonstrating that a preference for democracy and political trust are not fixed cultural features of populations but rather can shift rapidly in the face of perceived insecurity. Our empirical analyses employ longitudinal data from the Arab Barometer covering 13 countries and data from the 2015 World Values Survey, which includes...

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2020 Apr 22

**CANCELLED** Book talk: "Reviving the Waqf: Property, Law, and Religion in Modern Beirut"

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES Modern Middle East Speaker Series presents

Nada MoumtazNada Moumtaz
Assistant Professor, Department of the Study of Religion, University of Toronto

Please note: due to University precautions surrounding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 2019) outbreak, this lecture has been **CANCELLED**... Read more about **CANCELLED** Book talk: "Reviving the Waqf: Property, Law, and Religion in Modern Beirut"

Karagoz puppets

Video: 'Trauma, Magic, Love': a tribute to Osman Kavala on his birthday

October 2, 2019

On September 16, CMES welcomed Syrian-Armenian-American stage and film actress Sona Tatoyan and artist and puppet master Ayhan Hülagü to speak about finding her Armenian grandfather's Karagöz puppets in the abandoned family home in Aleppo, Syria. Ayhan then presented some of Sona's family's puppets in a short puppet show to close the event. For more on Sona and Ayhan and the event: https://bit.ly/2potIVR.

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2019 Sep 16

Trauma, Magic, Love: Being In Aleppo with Karagöz Puppets, My Ancestors and the Spirit of Osman Kavala

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Hrant Dink Memorial CMES Fund is pleased to present a talk and Karagöz puppet show featuring

Sona Tatoyan, stage & film actress, writer, and activist, and Ayhan Hülagü, journalist, actor, artist, and puppet master.

CMES welcomes Syrian-Armenian-American actress Sona Tatoyan as she presents her Armenian grandfather’s hand-made Karagöz shadow puppets,... Read more about Trauma, Magic, Love: Being In Aleppo with Karagöz Puppets, My Ancestors and the Spirit of Osman Kavala

2019 Sep 12

Urban Activism: Staking Claims in the 21st Century City

Thu Sep 12 (All day) to Sat Sep 14 (All day)

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Urban Activism imageThe Center for African Studies, Dept of Anthropology, Dept of History, Center for History & Economics, CMES, DRCLAS, Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, & WCFIA present

Urban Activism: Staking Claims in the 21st Century City
This conference emerges from the shared need to create a collective discourse on how critical urban research and urban political activism are increasingly converging and creating a common field of inquiry and action. It connects scholars in various fields such as planners, geographers, historians, and critical urbanists with activists working on housing rights and the right to urban identity and the city more generally.... Read more about Urban Activism: Staking Claims in the 21st Century City

Tomorrow's Children film

Syrian Asylees Produce Child Refugee Documentary 

March 19, 2019

About 11 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of a civil war in 2011 – including a family that settled in Silver Spring. To bring awareness to the eight-year anniversary of the conflict’s beginning, the brother-sister duo of Mouhanad Al-Rifay and CMES AM candidate Oula Alrifai are screening their documentary about child refugees from their home country this month in the town that took them in 13 years ago. “Tomorrow’s Children,” released in 2018, was directed by Al-...

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