North Africa

2012 Sep 17

Religion, Revolution and Constitution: The Case of Tunisia

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS, South Bldg, Room S020, Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Yadh Ben Achour is a Tunisian constitutionalist specializing in Islamic political theory.  He hails from a theological background, as Ben Achour’s father is the late Mohamed Fadhel Ben Achour, a great religious figure in Tunisia who held the position of Dean of the Faculty of Sharia and Theology at the former University of Zaytuna, and who later became a Mufti.... Read more about Religion, Revolution and Constitution: The Case of Tunisia

Iman Abdulfatah

K-12 teachers travel to Egypt and bring the Middle East into the classroom through the Outreach Center’s Egypt Forum

May 2, 2012

 

Each April, eight to ten primary school teachers from around the U.S. travel to Egypt as part of the CMES Outreach Center’s Egypt Forum program. Currently in its fifth year, the Egypt Forum is a professional development program for K-12 educators designed to build leadership skills, engage teachers in Middle East studies through firsthand experience, and assist them in applying their learning in their classrooms, schools, and communities.

Modeled on the academic approach to inquiry at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Egypt Forum places a premium on challenging...

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Video: "How to End a Revolution": Interviews with Malika Zeghal and Roger Owen

April 10, 2012

This year's Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Student Conferences at the Mahindra Humanities Center (April 13–14, 2012) addresses the question "How to end a revolution?" In preparation for the conference the student coordinators, who include CMES AM student Scott Liddle, produced a series of videos in which conference participants provide their perspective on the topic. The videos were produced by the Harvard Law Documentary Studio.

CMES faculty members...

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2012 Apr 05

Garbage City and the Informal Economy: Documentary on Cairo's Manshayet Nasser neighborhood

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Northwest Lab, Rm. 103B (52 Oxford St., Cambridge)

 


Image from "Garbage City"Garbage is the economic engine of Cairo's Manshayet Nasser neighborhood, also known as "Garbage City." This is the home of the Zabaleen – the city's community of traditional garbage collectors. The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, the Outreach Center at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Semitic Museum present film clips and conversation, "Garbage City and the Informal Economy."  This free event will be followed by a public reception.... Read more about Garbage City and the Informal Economy: Documentary on Cairo's Manshayet Nasser neighborhood

2012 Feb 24

The Diaspora and the Cemetery: Migration and the Development of Berber Consciousness from North Africa to Europe and Back

2:15pm to 4:15pm

Location: 

The Center for European Studies, Lower Level Conference Room, 27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way, Cambridge, MA

Video of this event coming soon.

Cité nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration, Paris, France. Photo by Paul Silverstein.The Center for European Studies & the Center for Middle Eastern Studies are pleased to present
 

Paul Silverstein
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Reed College

Paul A. Silverstein is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Reed College. A 2008 Carnegie scholar, he is author of Algeria in France:Transpolitics, Race, and Nation (Indiana, 2004) and co-editor of Bourdieu in Algeria: Colonial Politics, Ethnographic Practices, Theoretical Developments (Nebraska, 2009). His current research focuses on land rights, secularism, and the Berber/Amazigh movement in southeastern Morocco.  He chairs the board of directors of the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP).... Read more about The Diaspora and the Cemetery: Migration and the Development of Berber Consciousness from North Africa to Europe and Back

2011 Nov 18

Egypt: The Electoral Past as a Guide to the Electoral Present and Future

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CMES, 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102

The Middle East Forum is pleased to present

Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History, Harvard University

and

Discussant: Yoram Meital, Chairman, the Chaim Herzog Center for Middle East Studies and Diplomacy, Ben-Gurion University; & Visiting Fellow, Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School... Read more about Egypt: The Electoral Past as a Guide to the Electoral Present and Future

Mona Mowafi discusses Egypt's future at a talk at CMES

October 28, 2011

By Geoffrey Allen

There was a strong turnout at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies for Mona Mowafi’s afternoon talk on October 18, 2011, “From Neighborhood Watch to Neighborhood Development: Transforming Revolutionary Energy to Rebuild Egypt from the Ground Up.” Mowafi completed her doctorate in Social Epidemiology at Harvard’s School of Public Health where she is now a research fellow. Her public health research analyzes the effect of living conditions on health in Egypt and the Arab world, with a focus on obesity and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). She...

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