North Africa

2012 Mar 04

Middle East Film Series Screening: Back Home (2006) Algeria

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Film Archive 24 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Join us for a screening of Back Home by Dir. Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche (2006) on Sunday March 4, 2012 at 7 PM at the Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA.

The Middle East Initiative and the Outreach Center at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies are supporting the screening of this film by the Harvard Film Archive by purchasing 40 tickets.  

If you would like to attend the screening, please RSVP (first come, first serve)  to noelle_janka@hks.harvard.edu. After which, your name will be put on a will-call list at the Harvard Film Archive. You can reserve up to two tickets and pick them up from the Harvard Film Archive just prior to the start of the screening.... Read more about Middle East Film Series Screening: Back Home (2006) Algeria

Read the Gazette's coverage of Adel Omar Sherif's April 14 talk at Harvard

April 20, 2011

Adel Omar Sherif, deputy chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt visited Harvard Law School on Thursday, April 14, 2011 for a panel discussion entitled "The Nile Revolution: Constitutional Promises and Challenges." CMES Director and Professor of Islamic Religious Studies Baber Johansen and A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History Roger Owen were among the chairs and respondents for the panel, which was co-sponsored by the Islamic Legal Studies Program, the Provost’s Fund for Interdisciplinary Research, the CMES Workshop on the Social Sciences in Egypt, the Center for...

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Article on Qaddafi by Roger Owen and Judith Gurewich

April 12, 2011

CMES is pleased to share the following draft article by Roger Owen and Judith Gurewich.

Libya’s Eccentric Leader: Dangerously Crazy, Pathologically Delusional – or What?

By Roger Owen in collaboration with Judith Gurewich

Libya’s Colonel Qaddafi has been in power for nearly forty-two years, making him the longest-serving Arab head of state. For most of this time he has been treated by the outside world as a kind of eccentric clown, amusing, annoying, childish, and perhaps more than a little crazy. Even the well-funded British/American public opinion...

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Read the Harvard Gazette's coverage of Tunisia panel discussion

January 31, 2011

The Outreach Center at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, partnering with the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, sponsored a panel discussion last week, "Assessing Tunisia." The January 26, 2011 event was led by CMES professors Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, and William Granara, Professor of the Practice of Arabic on the Gordon Gray Endowment. The talk was covered by the Gazette in an article titled "After the uprising." Read the ...

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William Granara and Malika Zeghal quoted in New Republic Article on Tunisia

January 19, 2011

CMES faculty members William Granara, Professor of the Practice of Arabic, and Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, were quoted this week in an article in the New Republic. The January 17, 2011 article by Eric Andrew-Gee, “Making Sense of Tunisia,” examines the causes of the recent demonstrations in Tunisia with commentary by Granara, Zeghal, and other experts. Professor Zeghal was also recently a guest on the Charlie Rose show.

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