Palestinian Territories

Brett Levi

Brett Levi wins AM thesis prize for paper on Hasidic rebbes’ views on Jewish settlement

June 4, 2013

CMES is pleased to announce Brett Levi (AM ’13) as the winner of the 2013 CMES AM Thesis Prize for his paper “Hasidic Geopolitics and the Greater Land of Israel: Israeli Hasidic Rebbes Encounter the West Bank, Gaza and Territorial Withdrawal, 1982–2013.”

For his thesis, Brett researched how Israeli Hasidic rebbes, leaders of ultra-Orthodox Jewish sects, have responded to Jewish settlement activity in the West Bank and Gaza and Israeli withdrawals from these areas. Brett visited insular Hasidic communities across Israel to find primary documents, including Hebrew and Yiddish-language...

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2013 May 03

Judaism's Embrace of Islam: An Historical Inquiry into the Role of Islam in Modern Jewish Thought

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to present the 2013 Hilda B. Silverman Memorial Lecturer

Susannah HeschelSusannah Heschel
Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies, Department of Religion, Dartmouth College

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Herbert C. Kelman

The Middle East Seminar celebrates Professor Herbert Kelman

April 18, 2013

On March 28, 2013 Professor Herbert Kelman, co-chair of the WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar, gave a lecture for the seminar titled “Is a Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Still Possible? The Perspective of a Strategic Optimist.” The seminar also coincided with Professor Kelman’s birthday, an occasion celebrated by co-chairs Lenore Martin and Sara Roy, and the seminar participants, with surprise kosher for Passover angel food cakes and...

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CMES welcomes Shawwaf Visiting Professor Salim Tamari

February 11, 2013

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to welcome Salim Tamari as the Spring 2013 Shawwaf Visiting Professor. Professor Tamari is professor of sociology at Birzeit University, senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies, adjunct professor at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, and the editor of Jerusalem Quarterly and Hawliyyat al Quds. His recent publications include ...

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2012 Apr 26

Palestine Mapped Out: A Passport Story (talk in Arabic)

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

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

CMES is pleased to present a talk in Arabic with

Anton Shammas
Professor of Middle Eastern Literature, Departments of Comparative Literature and Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan; author and translator of English, Arabic, and Hebrew.... Read more about Palestine Mapped Out: A Passport Story (talk in Arabic)

Op-ed by Sara Roy: "It's worth putting Hamas to the test"

January 9, 2012

CMES Associate Sara Roy has published an op-ed in The Hill's Congress Blog, titled "It's worth putting Hamas to the test." Dr. Roy's research focuses primarily on the economic, social, and political development of the Gaza Strip. Her latest book Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector (Princeton University Press, 2011), was ...

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CMES Research Associate’s Book is NYTimes.com Gaza Resource

August 9, 2010

CMES Research Associate Dr. Sara Roy and her book Failing Peace: Gaza and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (Pluto Press, 2007) were recently added to the NYTimes.com in-depth section on Gaza at http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/gaza_strip/index.html  Dr. Roy’s work concerns the Israel-Palestine conflict and she is widely regarded as the leading world expert on the political economy of the...

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Sa’ed Adel Atshan receives National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship

April 13, 2010

Congratulations to CMES PhD student Sa’ed Adel Atshan, who has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Fellowship. This highly competitive fellowship provides tuition support and a $30,000 per year stipend for three years to outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.

Sa’ed’s NSF fellowship funding will allow him to spend a year in the West Bank conducting research for his doctoral dissertation on Palestinian mental health. He plans to administer a survey on mental health and social support networks...

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Policy Statement on Israel-Palestine co-Authored by CMES affiliate Lenore G. Martin

March 29, 2010

"Israel and Palestine – Two States for Two Peoples: If Not Now, When?" is a policy statement by the Boston Study Group on Middle East Peace, a group of professionals and academics with strong interest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Their jointly written policy statement is a collective enterprise representing a consensus view of the group. In addition to CMES research affiliate Lenore G. Martin, the book's contributors include Alan Berger (Boston Globe), Harvey Cox (Harvard Divinity School), Herbert C. Kelman (Harvard University), Everett Mendelsohn (Harvard University), Augustus...

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