Elsewhere at Harvard

2015 Dec 03

CMES: Film Screening: The Lemon Tree (2008) - Discussion with Roger Owen

3:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

The Lemon Tree (2008)
A film by Eran Riklis and Ira Riklis.
Set in the West Bank, where Palestinian widow Salma Zidane (Hiam Abbass) tends her lemon grove. However, when the Israeli Defense Minister moves in across the way, his security guards demand she removes the trees, which could shelter terrorists. Refusing to bow down, she engages lawyer Ziad Daud (Ali Suliman) to take her case to the Supreme Court, which brings international attention. (106 minutes)

Following the film, there will be a discussion...

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2015 Dec 03

CMES: Teachers into Ministers: A History of Public Education and Regime Stability in the Middle East

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Fainsod Room, Littauer Bldg, Room 324

The Middle East Initiative presents

Hilary Kalisman
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Visiting Scholar of Middle East Studies, Brown University

Moderated by Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Associate Professor of International Relations, Harvard Kenned School Read...

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2016 Mar 24

CES: The European Neighborhood Policy is Dead - Long Live the European Neighborhood Policy! The EU and the Southern Mediterranean after the Arab Spring

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Cabot Room

For more than a decade, the European Union (EU) has been pursuing its European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) in response to the many political and socio-economic challenges, crises and conflicts that afflict the Maghreb and Mashreq and thus what the EU considers to be its 'southern neighborhood'. The recent review of the ENP, the second within four years, raises fundamental questions with regard to the applicability, appropriateness and sustainability of EU foreign policy initiatives, but also with respect to the EUs ability to adjust to ever evolving developments within as well as beyond its...

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2016 Mar 04

CES: Electoral Coordination, Legislative Cohesion, and the Rise of the Modern Mass Party: The Limits of Majoritarian Representation in Germany, 1890‐1918

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Cabot Room
Explanations for the introduction of proportional representation (PR) in the first quarter of the 20th century focus primarily on parties’ expected losses of seats. We challenge the underlying presumption that parties can be treated as unitary actors. Instead, we argue that absolute majority rule (MR) in place in most Western European countries before the switch to PR did not threaten established parties’ electoral success, but their legislative cohesion. *Please note: There will be no presentation at this seminar. Attendees are expected to read a...
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2016 Mar 01

CES: The Rights of Migrants: Europe’s Migrant Crisis from a Normative Point of View

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Lower Level Conference Room
The current European migration crisis brings back memories of earlier population movements on the continent, particularly the massive migrations following the end of the Second World War. These events raise fundamental normative questions for Europe. Has Europe learned from its past own past to express solidarity with those fleeing war? Will it live up to its international commitments? Can it maintain its policy of open internal borders in the face of this crisis? Can it integrate muslim refugees into its population without producing a massive...
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2016 Feb 24

CES: Imagining Europe: Culture, Legitimacy and the EU in Crisis

11:30am to 1:30pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Goldman Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
As economic and political crises have stretched European social solidarity to the breaking point, McNamara’s new book, "The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union,” offers a way of understanding the foundations of the EU’s political authority. Examining a broad range of EU policy areas, she shows how everyday culture matters, and how the construction of meaning can be a potent power resource for the EU as a innovative political form--albeit one open to contestation and subversion by the very European citizens it...
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2015 Dec 11

CES: Eyes Wide Open: Mobilizing Citizens Against Cultural Crimes

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Cabot Room

Mrs. Hadjitofi, a refugee of the 1974 Turkish Invasion of Cyprus, served as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Cyprus in The Netherlands and Representative of the Church of Cyprus, where she sought justice for the looting of Cyprus’ cultural heritage through repatriation of its stolen religious artifacts. Her work culminated in the Munich Operation, which led to the arrest of art trafficker Aydin Dikmen and the recovery of over $60 million dollars of stolen antiquities from Turkish-occupied Cyprus. Walk of Truth (WoT) is an NGO that engages the public about the importance of protecting...

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2016 Feb 05

CES: Dilemmas of Inclusion: The Political Representation of Muslims in Europe

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Cabot Room

Two central questions motivate Dilemmas of Inclusion: The Political Representation of Muslims in Europe: First, when and how do political parties include minority groups who face hostility from large segments of existing voters? Second, how do secular social democratic parties – the typical agents of minority integration – include groups whose views on social issues such as religion, sexuality and gender equality stand in direct opposition to those adopted in party programs and by core constituents? Dilemmas of Inclusion thus addresses how the multicultural dilemma, i.e., the tensions...

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2015 Dec 09

CES: Economic Transformation in the Global Economy: A Comparison of Spain and Korea

12:15pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Cabot Room
The relationship between institutional change and national productive structures is a major focus of the political economy literature. However, the perspectives of late industrializing, peripheral economies are seldom considered. This project aims to articulate the view of peripheral economies through an analysis of Spain and Korea’s economic transformation since the mid-1980s. The contrast between Korea’s upgrading via the manufacturing industries that drove industrialization in the 1960s and 1970s, and Spain’s move away from manufacturing and into...
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