The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents a one-day Symposium to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli 1915 Campaign
As part of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ program of commemorating the various centenaries associated with the First World War in the Middle East – a conflict as murderous and bloody as that in western Europe – CMES will hold a one-day symposium on the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915. This event will include a panel of discussion by several American-based experts in late Ottoman History as well as two Ottoman historians from Germany and from Turkey.
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
Thirty years ago on 12 September 1980 Turkey experienced a military coup, its third in twenty years. Designed to put an end to many months of ugly street fighting and killings, it also paved the way for a root and branch attempt to create an entirely new political system by means of its 1982 constitution, banishing all the old politicians and all the old political parties in the interests of introducing a new type of guided democracy under a fresh breed of a-political technocrats.... Read more about Thirty Years after Turkey's Last Military Coup