In an effort to mark, interrogate, and reflect on protests, revolutions, and uprisings in the MENA region, this roundtable will address the relationship between archives, historical thinking, and revolution--both past and present.
Deni Hoxha is a senior in Adams House concentrating in economics and pursuing a concurrent AM degree in Middle Eastern studies. As a speaker in the “Destination: World – Student Tales from Beyond the Comfort Zone” event in October 2020, part of Worldwide Week at Harvard, Deni gave a PechaKucha-style PowerPoint presentation about his experiences on CMES Wintersession trips to Turkey (2018) and Tunisia (2019). Here is his talk, edited for the web.... Read more about Crossroads of the Mediterranean: Turkey and Tunisia
Last week, the Mittal Institute collaborated with Network Capital to hold an information session for the upcoming 2021 Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program (CELP), where Harvard faculty and industry members discussed the impact of the program. Numerous former Crossroads students, who now belong to the vast alumni group network of the CELP program, joined the virtual event to...
M'hamed Oualdi Professor of Modern History of the Maghrib, Sciences Po-Paris; and Principal Investigator of the European Reseach Council project "SlaveVoices" about slave testimonies in 19th century North Africa
The Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University invites you to the opening session of its fall 2020 webinar series:
Tunisia Newsreel 2020 - Tunisia in the Post-2011 Era - Notes From Ground
SUSTAINING DEMOCRACY IN TIME OF PANDEMIC: TUNISIA’S CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES
Q&A with: HEDI LARBI, Economist; Tunisia’s Former Minister of Economic Infrastructure, Regional Planning and Sustainable Development (2014-15); Former Regional Director and Advisor to the Middle East and North Africa Vice President at the World Bank; Associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs’ Middle East Initiative and former Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar (2015-2016)
Introductory remarks by Professor William Granara (CMES).
Discussant:Aytug Sasmaz, PhD candidate, Harvard University Department of Government; Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Middle East Initiative
In October 2019, CMES Director William Granara spent part of his sabbatical year convening the first international symposium organized by the Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies: Mediterranean Cousins: Tunisia and Italy on Opposite Shores, designed to examine kinship, exchanges, and divides between Tunisia and Italy across time.... Read more about Mediterranean Cousins: Tunisia and Italy on Opposite Shores
"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...
In January 2020, NELC PhD candidate Hacı Osman (Ozzy) Gündüz joined a dozen other graduate and undergraduate students from across the University for CMES’s fourth annual Winter Term Study Excursion to Tunisia. Here is his account of the trip.... Read more about CMES Marks Fifth Winter Term in Tunisia
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...