Levant

2017 Apr 13

Refugees and Migrants: A Comparative Study of Response--The UN, Government and Civil Society

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Karen AbuZaydKaren AbuZayd
Commissioner, UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry on Syria; and former Special Adviser to the Secretary General for the Global Summit on Refugees and Migrants, 2016... Read more about Refugees and Migrants: A Comparative Study of Response--The UN, Government and Civil Society

2017 Mar 20

al Bustani's Arabic Encyclopedia (1870s-1880s) and the Global Production of Knowledge in the Late Ottoman Levant

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, Lower Level Library, Harvard Yard, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History presents

Ilham Khuri Makdisi
Associate Professor, Northeastern University

Commentator: Leila Fawaz, Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese & Eastern Mediteranean Studies, Tufts University
Graduate student commentator: Joan Chaker, PhD Candidate in History... Read more about al Bustani's Arabic Encyclopedia (1870s-1880s) and the Global Production of Knowledge in the Late Ottoman Levant

Joseph Ataman 2017

Joseph Ataman Wins Overseas Press Club Foundation Award

March 7, 2017

Joseph Ataman, AM candidate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, was awarded an Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Award at the Foundation’s 2017 Annual Scholar Awards Luncheon, held February 24 at the Yale Club in New York City. Rebecca Blumenstein, deputy managing editor of the New York Times, was the keynote speaker. Ataman was among 15 aspiring foreign...

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Helen Zughaib Migrations

The Everyday Dignity of Helen Zughaib’s Refugees

February 9, 2017

Lebanese-American artist Helen Zughaib's work is on display this month at CGIS, under the auspices of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Her paintings have been displayed widely in public collections, at the White House, the Library of Congress, and elsewhere; they often lend themselves to diplomatic optimism, even as they depict people in desperate situations: fleeing catastrophe in Syria, leaving home to emigrate to America, selling tiny items in the street to feed their families. Read a review of the exhibition and of Zughaib's accompanying artist talk in ...

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2017 Feb 09

POSTPONED: The Middle East: Articulating a Way Forward

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

HE Ambassador Dina KawarDina Kawar
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United States; former Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED due to weather. It will be rescheduled for the 2017-18 academic year.... Read more about POSTPONED: The Middle East: Articulating a Way Forward

Swift Response to Trump Immigration Order

January 30, 2017

The Trump administration’s executive order banning refugees and immigrants from seven majority Muslim nations from entering the United States for at least several months has stirred a hornet’s nest of concern internationally, including at Harvard. Among other actions, Harvard President Drew Faust unveiled a plan for Harvard to appoint a full-time Muslim chaplain, with a search committee to be chaired by Harvard Divinity School Professor and Committee on Middle East Studies faculty member Ousmane Kane. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.

2017 Jan 25

Population, Generation and Nation: Understanding the Arab World Through Demography

4:15pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

Darman Seminar Rm, 1st floor, Taubman Bldg, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School

The Harvard Kennedy School Middle East Initiative and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present

Philippe FarguesFargues
Professor, Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute; Associate, Harvard Kennedy School.... Read more about Population, Generation and Nation: Understanding the Arab World Through Demography

2016 Nov 21

The Persian and Afghan Romance of Alexander the Great: Part III “Alexander: God and Mortal”

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Standing Committee on Medieval Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Aga Khan Fund, & the Association for Central Asian Civilizations & Silk Road Studies

Dr. Michael Barry
Princeton University

When Alexander reached India in 326 BC, connecting Greek and Indian civilizations, austere Brahmins predicted his inevitable death despite all the king’s victories and attempts to be regarded as divine; by the time Alexander returned to Babylon where he died in 323 BC,...

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