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 ...
A crowd of Harvard affiliates filled Ticknor lounge Monday to hear performances celebrating Middle Eastern people and cultures following President Donald Trump’s executive order that suspended immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Read the story in the Harvard Crimson.
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.
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,...
Fainsod Room, Littauer 324, Harvard Kennedy School
The CMES Middle East Forum andthe Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School present
A book talk with authors Nader Hashemi, Director, Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor of Middle East and Islamic Politics, Josef Korbel School of Int'l Studies, University of Denver, Danny Postel, Assistant Director, Middle East and North African Studies Program, Northwestern University Paul Gabriel Hilu Pinto, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil... Read more about Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East