North Africa

Sihem Lamine with Yo-Yo Ma

Q&A with CMES Tunisia’s Sihem Lamine

May 9, 2022

Sihem Lamine is the Administrative and Program Manager of the Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Prior to officially joining CMES, Sihem worked as a consultant for CMES and Harvard Global Research and Support Services and played a major role in the transformation of the office space in Tunis from an empty shell to a functional and beautiful multi-purpose facility. For over six years she has been welcoming students, faculty, and visitors to the office, the city of Tunis, and the country of Tunisia, facilitating research projects, organizing public events, and generally helping visitors navigate and enjoy the resources and opportunities that Tunisia has to offer.... Read more about Q&A with CMES Tunisia’s Sihem Lamine

2022 Apr 29

Book talk: A Medieval Life in Circumstances

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, Bowie-Vernon Room, 2nd floor (registration info below)

The Alwaleed Bin Talal Book Talk Series presents

William E. Granara (Harvard) on his recent publication Ibn Hamdis the Sicilian: Eulogist for a Falling Homeland (2021)

This event is open to Harvard ID holders only due to COVID-19 restrictions. Register here: https://bit.ly/3uSUG7p.... Read more about Book talk: A Medieval Life in Circumstances

2022 Apr 12

Policing and Political Development in Tunisia: Origin and Evolution

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Online (registration info below)

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Khansa Ben Tarjem
Ph.D. candidate, University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Visiting Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3jbw2YX

Please note: the start time of this talk has been changed to 2pm ET.... Read more about Policing and Political Development in Tunisia: Origin and Evolution

2022 Apr 05

Morocco: Deciphering Political Parties and Protesting

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Online (registration information below)

The Arab Caucus at HKS and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present

Mounia Bennani-Chraïbi
Professor, Institute of Political Studies, Research Centre for Political Action, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Register in advance: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J6MJLJX-Rcy1GRqxq-uXlA

Welcome address: Professor William Granara, Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
Moderator: Mohamed Haddad, Master of Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University... Read more about Morocco: Deciphering Political Parties and Protesting

Myriam Amri

The Red Gold of Tabarka: Tracing Mediterranean Coral Routes

November 2, 2021

In northern Tunisia, seaside Tabarka has played a central role in coral fishing and cross-Mediterranean trade since at least the 15th century. Today, red coral continues to be traded across the sea, despite reef degradation and the informal workings of coral trade networks. In an essay for Mashallah News, CMES PhD candidate in Anthropology and Middle East Studies Myriam Amri followed the Mediterranean red coral trade through time as it made the fabric of the small town of Tabarka in Tunisia. Read the essay at ...

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2021 Apr 28

Tunisian-Libyan Relations in the Time of Libya's Rebuilding and National Reconciliation

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Online (registration info below)

The Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University presents the "Tunisia Newsreel, Notes From the Ground" with

Mr. Khemaies Jhinaoui, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia in conversation with

Prof William Granara, Director, CMES

Register in advance: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AEryGWPfQfqy01alguXJeA.

Please note: this event will begin at 3:30pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you live outside the US, double-check the time difference.... Read more about Tunisian-Libyan Relations in the Time of Libya's Rebuilding and National Reconciliation

2021 Mar 16

In Search of Other Maps of Egypt

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Online (registration link below)

The Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University presents

“The Urban in North Africa”

حديث في العمران

A Webinar Series with

Nermin Elsherif
Ph.D. Candidate of Cultural Studies, University of Amsterdam- School of Heritage, Memory, and Material Culture

In dialogue with Myriam AmriPh.D. Candidate, Anthropology, Harvard University

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3rL19NO.

Please note that 01:00-2:30 PM (ET) is the correct time of this event. (The first announcement we made did not take into consideration the switch to daylight-saving time in the US. Thank you for your understanding.)
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2021 Apr 01

France and Britain: Their Colonial Footprint in the Middle East

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Online (Zoom registration link below)

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar is pleased to present

Leila FawazLeila Fawaz
Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean Studies at the Fletcher School and Department of History at Tufts University

Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3caLpy1.

Please note that this event will begin at 4:30pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you live outside the US, please double-check the time difference.

(Note: this event was originally scheduled for March 4)... Read more about France and Britain: Their Colonial Footprint in the Middle East

2021 Mar 26

Archives, Revolution, and Historical Thinking

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online (facebook streaming link below)

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.

12-1:30pm EDT || Broadcast live at: https://www.facebook.com/Jadaliyya/ or https://www.youtube.com/user/Jadaliyya.

Please note that this event will begin at 12pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you live outside the US, please double-check the time difference.

Featuring
Reem Bailony, Agnes Scott College, Rosie Bsheer, Harvard... Read more about Archives, Revolution, and Historical Thinking

Deni Hoxha

Crossroads of the Mediterranean: Turkey and Tunisia

February 15, 2021

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

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