North Africa

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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Nostalgia, Memory, Place: Margaux Fitoussi on the Hara of Tunis

May 12, 2017

In summer 2016, Margaux Fitoussi, an MTS candidate at Harvard Divinity School, curated a multimedia exhibition in Tunis about the Hara, the city’s historic Jewish neighborhood, centered around a collection of photographs from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In November at CMES, she assembled a smaller version of the exhibition, premiered EL HARA, a short documentary film about the Hara co-directed with her friend Mo Scarpelli and featuring an interview with the celebrated writer Albert Memmi, and gave a talk about the original exhibition in Tunis and viewers’ reactions to it.... Read more about Nostalgia, Memory, Place: Margaux Fitoussi on the Hara of Tunis

2017 Apr 03

Durability: A History of the Future, 1869-1912

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, Lower Library, Harvard Yard, 35 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Seminar presents

Timothy Mitchell
Professor, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University

Professor Mitchell's talk will focus on Egypt 1869-1912, and construction of durable infrastructure projects such as the first Aswan Dam (1899-1902).

Commentator: Khaled Fahmy...

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