Levant

2020 Nov 02

The Wings of Desire or The Sky over Shatila: Precarity, Hope, and Gender among Palestinian Refugee Young Men in Lebanon

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

online webinar (registration link forthcoming)

The CMES Director's Series presents

Gustavo BarbosaThe sky over Shatila
Associate Researcher, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro

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2020 Sep 10

Lebanon's Citizen-State Rupture Requires a Total National Remake

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

(see online registration link)

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Rami KhouriRami Khouri
Senior Fellow at the Middle East Initiative, Harvard University; Journalist-in-Residence and adjunct professor of journalism and Coordinator, the American University of Beirut in the NYC Briefings Initiative; Senior Public Policy Fellow, American University of Beirut, and Syndicated columnist, Agence Global Syndicate, USA

Online registraton link: 
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MargaretDene

Rising Tides of Terrorism

July 6, 2020

"COVID-19 has shown that atypical, transnational security issues need to be taken seriously. Man-made threats are not the only forces that can devastate the globe and fundamentally disrupt daily life," writes second-year Center for Middle Eastern Studies AM student Margaret Dene, in an article for the Foreign Policy Research Institute, where she is a summer Research Associate. Read the complete article on the Foreign Policy...

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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

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