North Africa

2018 Mar 28

Egyptian Composer Aziz El-Shawan’s Career and the Loeb Musical Library Collection of El Shawan's Musical Manuscripts

4:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

Davison Room, Loeb Music Library, 3 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Harvard Music Department and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present

Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-BrancoSalwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco
Professor of Ethnomusicology, Director of the Instituto de Etnomusicologia – Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal; and President of the International Council for Traditional Music.

Please join us for a reception following the talk in the Spalding Room, Loeb Music Library.... Read more about Egyptian Composer Aziz El-Shawan’s Career and the Loeb Musical Library Collection of El Shawan's Musical Manuscripts

Said Hannouchi

Multilingual Education in Morocco: Back to the Future?

January 19, 2018

"Language education in Morocco reflects a complex interplay between ethnic diversity/identities, political interests, and language ideologies and attitudes," writes Said Hannouchi, Preceptor in Arabic in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. "Economic realities and development in Morocco’s particular context also play a significant role in shaping education policy broadly, and language policy specifically. Above all, any discussion of the status of language education policy in Morocco must be conducted against the backdrop of the country’s historical experience...

Read more about Multilingual Education in Morocco: Back to the Future?
2017 Oct 30

Islamists and Spirit Exorcisms in Contemporary Morocco: A Critique of Anthropological Orthodoxy

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The CMES Director's Series presentsEmilio Spadola

Emilio Spadola
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Tufts University; Associate Professor of Anthropology, Colgate University (on leave, 2017-18); President, Middle East Section, American Anthropological Association, 2016-2018... Read more about Islamists and Spirit Exorcisms in Contemporary Morocco: A Critique of Anthropological Orthodoxy

Eugene Rogan 2017

Q&A with Eugene Rogan

October 19, 2017

Eugene Rogan is Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History and Director of St. Antony’s Middle East Centre at the University of Oxford. He is the author of The Arabs: A History, which has been translated into ten languages and was named one of the best books of 2009 by the Economist, the Financial Times, and the Atlantic Monthly. He completed his AM in Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard in 1984 and his PhD in History and Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard in 1991. Rogan returned to the Center for Middle Eastern Studies on September 21, 2017, to talk...

Read more about Q&A with Eugene Rogan
2017 Oct 02

Book Talk: Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Taubman Building, Allison Dining Rm, 5th Floor, Harvard Kennedy Sch, Cambridge, MA

This talk has been rescheduled from its original date (Sept 12).

The Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School presents

Zohra DrifInside the Battle of Algiers
Algerian freedom fighter and Senator on Algeria's Council of the Nation, 2001-2016; author, Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter from Just Word Books... Read more about Book Talk: Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter

2017 Sep 12

POSTPONED--Book Talk: Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Nye A, Taubman Building, 5th floor, Harvard Kennedy School, JFK Street

This talk has been postponed. Rescheduling is currently being considered and further details, including a possible new date and time, will be announced soon. For the latest updates, check the event webpage linked below.

The Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School presents

Zohra Drif...

Read more about POSTPONED--Book Talk: Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter

Pages