Elsewhere at Harvard

2018 Oct 25

Perspectives on Selective Admissions

4:15pm to 5:50pm

Location: 

Harvard Hall 104

Panelists:

Christopher Avery, Harvard Kennedy School

Mitchell Stevens, Stanford

Natasha Warikoo, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Philip Lee, University District of Columbia

2018 Nov 13

International Conference: Reorganizing the Middle East 1912-1948

(All day)

Location: 

Center for European Studies, Harvard University, Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland St.

event flyerThe Balkan Wars of 1912-13 and the First World War led to the collapse and partition of the Ottoman Empire, the establishment of League of Nations Mandates for Mesopotamia, Palestine, and Syria, and the creation of the state system of the twentieth century Middle East. This conference...

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2018 Oct 25

Symposium: Follow the Map: Reflecting on 200 Years of the Harvard Map Collection

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

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An interdisciplinary symposium hosted by the Harvard Library and made possible through the generous gift of Abby Smith Rumsey, AB Radcliffe College, MA, PhD Harvard.

The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, please click...

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2018 Oct 15

The Impoverishment of the African Red Sea Littoral, 1640-1945

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland Street

event flyerFeaturing:

Steven Serels, Visting Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Research Officer, Zentrum fur Interdisziplinare Regionsalstudien (ZIRS), Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg

2018 Oct 29
2018 Oct 02

The Social Impact of Legal Patchworking (Talfīq)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Austin 102

Featuring:

Aaron Spevack, Visiting Fellow, ILSP: SHARIAsource, Harvard Law School

Talfīq--the juristic practice of combining differing legal opinions to resolve a new issue and thereby produce an unprecedented ruling--is often framed as an impious and capricious endeavor aimed at cutting corners. However, jurists have used this practice in ways that have had tremendous social impact, both positive and negative. This talk will address various debates on the permissibility of using talfiq, its social impact, and prominent instances of state...

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