Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Mar 31

CMES: Book Talk: "Burning Country: Syrians In Revolution And War"

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Kalb Seminar Rm, Taubman Bldg, Kennedy School of Government

The CMES Middle East Forum presents

Co-authors Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami

Robin Yassin-Kassab is a journalist and a regular media commentator on Syria and the Middle East. Yassin-Kassab is author of the novel The Road from Damascus (Hamish Hamilton and Penguin, 2009). He is co-author of the forthcoming book on the Syrian revolution and war, ...

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2016 Mar 22

CMES: The Persian And Afghan Romance Of Alexander The Great: Part II, The Seeker

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Belfer Case Study Rm, S020, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES and ACANSRS present

Michael Barry
Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Brilliantly reflected in the medieval Persian-language epic poetry of Firdawsî and Nizâmî - illustrated by the finest miniaturists throughout the lands that are today Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and India - Alexander's encounters with different civilizations from the Nile to the Indus resulted in his mythological metamorphosis into a son of Egypt's last Pharaoh, into a worshiper of the True God in Jerusalem's Temple, into a thunder-wielding...

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2016 Mar 11

CMES: Iraq: Possible Futures - Including A Return To The Past

9:30am to 5:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

CMES presents a symposium

Iraq: Possible Futures - Including a return to the past

Since its creation out of the three Ottoman Provinces - Basra, Baghdad and Mosul - after 1914, Iraq has been occupied several times, battled with Kurdish separatism, subject to a number of political revolutions, endured the long dictatorship of Saddam Hussein and several wars or periods of great tension with its Eastern neighbor, Iran. Not to speak of huge annual floods, uncertain title to land and now, paradoxically, low oil prices, heightened by sectarianism exacerbated by the...

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2016 Mar 07

CMES: Blood Ties: Religion, Violence, And The Politics Of Nationhood In Ottoman Macedonia

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The CMES Sohbet-i Osmani Seminar Series presents

İpek Kocaomer Yosmaoğlu
Assistant Professor, History, Northwestern University

İpek Yosmaoğlu (Ph.D. Princeton, 2005) is an historian of the late Ottoman Empire. She taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton before joining the history department at Northwestern in 2010. Her research interests include nationalism, violence, political legitimacy and state modernization. She has completed a book entitledBlood...

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2016 Mar 04

South Asian / CMES: Conference On The Music Of South, Central, And West Asia

Fri Mar 4 (All day) to Sun Mar 6 (All day)

The South Asia Institute at Harvard, The Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies at Harvard, The Department of Music at Harvard, The Department of South Asian Studies at Harvard, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Asia Center, and the Provostial Fund for Arts and Humanities present

The inaugural meeting of what will be the ICTM Study Group on the Music of Greater South Asia(ICTM: International Council of Traditional Music).  The growing number of scholars of South Asian music internationally calls out for an independent organization focused on...

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2016 Mar 10

CMES: How Did Salafism Become An Ideology?

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Henri Lauzière
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Northwestern University
Prof. Lauzière's research interests lie at the intersection of Islamic intellectual history and the modern political history of the Arab world, including North Africa. His recent book, The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century, was published in 2016 by Columbia University Press.

Various analysts have defined Salafism as an “ideology of hate,” an “ideology of authoritarian, rationalized...

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2016 Mar 16

Career Services: Leveraging Your PhD: Why Employers Value Your Skills

4:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Dudley House Common Room

Open to Students only. 

Explore career options beyond academia and learn how to leverage your PhD. Please register through Crimson Careers.

4:00–5:00pm
Nuts and Bolts: Landing a Job in this Economy.
Curious how recent PhD graduates found their jobs? Come hear from recent GSAS graduates who have successfully...

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2016 Mar 03

Warren Center: "Collection Development Strategies for American History at Harvard"

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Lamont Library, Lamont Forum Room

David Gary-Thursday March 3, 2016

11:00am-12:00pm/ in Lamont Forum Room located in Lamont Library

David Gary is the Kaplanoff Librarian for American History at Yale University Library where he is the collection development, reference, and instruction specialist in American history, American Studies, African American Studies, and the English-speaking Caribbean.  As the outreach specialist in those fields he participates in the scholarly community of Yale through attendance at lectures,...

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