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October 27, 2010
A talk at Harvard by Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq, creators of the 30 Mosques, 30 States project, was covered in a recent article in the Harvard Crimson. The talk, which took place on October 19, 2010,...
October 21, 2010
Six CMES affiliates have received teaching awards from Harvard’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning for Spring 2010 courses. Based on student submitted Q-evaluations, these awards are...
October 19, 2010
Nahid Afrose Kabir, a CMES Visiting Fellow, has published a new book called Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media (Edinburgh University Press, October 2010)...
October 18, 2010
On Wednesday October 13th, Harvard University had the pleasure of hosting Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at St. Anthony’s College,...
October 13, 2010
Professor Steve Caton presents some insights, based on his research, on full membership in the Gulf Cooperation Counci (GCC) for Yemen in this opinion piece for Foreign Policy....
October 06, 2010
Professor Sarkis's landscape design and building project of housing for fishermen in Tyre, Lebanon was recently noted in The Economist online edition...
September 30, 2010
Eric Chaney, Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a CMES Steering Committee member, focuses his research on economic history, applied econometrics, development, and Middle...
September 28, 2010
Afsaneh Najmabadi is the Francis Lee Higginson  Professor of History and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University and is a CMES Steering Committee member...
September 27, 2010
Professor Steve Caton presents some insights from his recent research on water in the Arabian Penninsula, and Yemen in particular in this opinion piece in Aljazeera....
September 17, 2010
Since 1985, Professor Roger Owen, Director of the Contemporary Arab Studies Program at CMES and A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle Eastern History, has been writing a column for Al-Hayat newspaper. In...
September 03, 2010
With the kick-off of the 2010-2011 academic year, CMES releases its Fall 2010 Newsletter. Highlights in this issue include an introduction of CMES’ new director, Professor Baber Johansen, student...
August 31, 2010
CMES faculty member and noted historian E. Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History, was honored with the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) “Award for Outstanding...
August 30, 2010
Abdelmajid Hannoum's Violent Modernity: France in Algeria is the latest Middle Eastern Monograph from CMES. The book is available for purchase through Harvard University Press....
August 26, 2010
Steven Caton, Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies, wades into the current debate on the feasibility of Yemen being a failed state in a recent Foreign Policy blog posting. In the post, he adds a...
August 25, 2010
Jocelyne Cesari, CMES Associate and Director of the Islam in the West Program, points out the contradictions and barriers to better relations with Muslims in France in “A French fair-veil, sans happy...
August 09, 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...
July 02, 2010
The World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, which will be held in Barcelona July 19th - 24th, 2010, will present the “WOCMES Award for Outstanding Contributions to Middle Eastern Studies 2010” to...
June 08, 2010
Forgotten Saints: History, Power, and Politics in the Making of Modern Morocco is the latest title in CMES's Harvard Middle Eastern Monograph series. The book is available for purchase through...
June 02, 2010
Chotirat Komaradat (History & MES) and Anthony Shenoda (Anthropology & MES) are our PhD graduates this spring. From the AM program, we have nine students graduating this year...
May 20, 2010
Professor Owen's "Lord Cromer: Victorian Imperialist, Edwardian Proconsul" (Oxford University Press, 2004), will be the subject of a Translation Salon held on May 23rd during the American...
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