CMES awarded a first prize and three honorable mentions in the 2015–16 Harvard College International Photo Contest for photos taken in the Middle East region. Aubrey Stoddard (’17), studying history and government, received first prize for an image she captured during her internship at the Institute for Counter Terrorism during summer 2015 in Israel. Honorable mentions were awarded to archaeology concentrator Jingxiu Jin (’18),...
Khaled Fahmy is the 2015–2016 Shawwaf Visiting Professor in Modern Middle Eastern History at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. His research interests lie in the social and cultural history of modern Egypt. He has been conducting research in the Egyptian National Archives for the past twenty years on such diverse topics as the history of law, medicine, and public hygiene. Since the outbreak of the January 25 Revolution, he also has been a regular contributor to Egyptian and international media.... Read more about Q&A with Khaled Fahmy
Khaled Fahmy, the 2015-2016 Shawwaf Visiting Professor at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, shares his memories of Egypt's uprising, five years after Tahrir, in a Huffington Post/World Post interview.
Kamel Daoud, Algerian journalist and author of The Meursault Investigation, gives a talk in French, moderated and with translation by Youssef Ben Ismail, CMES AM '14 and PhD candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University.... Read more about Video: Is the Other necessary?
CMES awarded a first prize and three honorable mentions in the 2014–15 Harvard College International Photo Contest for photos taken in the Middle East region. Vanessa Rodriguez (’16), a sociology concentrator with a history secondary, received first prize for an image she captured while studying abroad last summer in Turkey. Her bright and energetic photo of a gay pride parade in Istanbul captured for her “the nation’s unique intersection of modern and traditional institutions.”... Read more about Photo Gallery: 2014–15 Harvard College International Photo Contest