North Africa

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...

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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...

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Roger Owen and William Graham

The Book of Roger

May 15, 2017

Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle Eastern History Emeritus and a former CMES director, first encountered the Middle East as a young soldier during his national military service in Cyprus from 1955 to 1956, during which time he visited Cairo, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Beirut. He has lived and traveled throughout the region, and spent his academic and professional life at Oxford and Harvard, where he taught, studied, made friends, and tried to understand the Middle East through its politics, economic life, history, and popular culture. He kept an almost daily journal recording his thoughts and feelings, and since 1986 wrote a regular op-ed column for the Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat.... Read more about The Book of Roger

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