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A view of the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, some of the holiest sites for for Jews and Muslims, is seen in Jerusalem's Old City, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.

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Event Podcast: Jerusalem in Context: Place, People, and Politics

Feb. 13, 2018

A panel discussion with Salim Tamari, Spring 2018 Shawwaf Visiting Professor, Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Birzeit University; Anat Biletski, Albert Schweitzer Professor of Philosophy, Quinnipiac University; and Robert Danin, Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations and Senior Fellow, Future Diplomacy Project, HKS.

AP Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohammad Berno

AP Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohammad Berno

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Event Podcast: Ali Ahmad "Does the Middle East Really Need Nuclear Power?"

Feb. 08, 2018

Audio recording of a February 08, 2018 MEI Seminar with Ali Ahmad, Scholar In-Residence and Director, Energy Policy and Security in the Middle East Program, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut.

Syrian refugees leave Iraq to Syria to reunite with their families at a bus station in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

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Inside the Middle East Q&A: Maha Yahya on the Safe Return of Syrian Refugees

Feb. 06, 2018

Maha Yahya, Director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, sits down with Niku Jafarnia, Co-editor for Migration and Refugees at the Harvard Journal for Middle Eastern Politics and Policy and a student at Harvard Law School, to discuss the conditions needed for the eventual safe return of Syrian refugees and the current dynamics of domestic rhetoric around refugees in host countries, involuntary returns, “safe zones,” and shifting territorial control within Syria.

Rachid Ghannouchi, leader of the Tunisian moderate Islamist Ennahda Party, addresses members of the media after voting at a polling station in Ben Arous, Tunisia, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.

AP Photo/Aimen Zine

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Event Podcast: Andrew March "From Islamic Democracy to Muslim Democracy: Islamist Ideology in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia"

Jan. 31, 2018

Audio recording of a January 31, 2018 MEI Seminar with Andrew March, Berggruen Fellow-in-Residence, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University and Visiting Fellow, Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change, Harvard Law School.

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Inside the Middle East Q&A: Hicham Alaoui on Democracy, Opposition, and Institutions in North Africa and the Middle East

November 29, 2017

Excerpt from an October 24th installment of the “Inside the Middle East" Q&A Series, with Hicham Alaoui, Visiting Fellow at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and D.Phil. Candidate at Oxford University, on current trends in North African politics including Tunisia’s nascent democracy, North Africa’s unique position in the Middle East region, and the ongoing protests in Morocco’s Rif region.

Iraqi Army and Peshmerga commanders attend Christmas Eve's Mass in the Assyrian Orthodox church of Mart Shmoni, in Bartella, Iraq, Saturday, December 24, 2016.

AP Photo/Cengiz Yar

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Inside the Middle East Q&A Series: Joost Hiltermann on the Iraq, the Kurdish Referendum and the Future of the Kurdish National Movement

Nov. 14, 2017

Inside the Middle East Q&A Series

Joost Hiltermann, Program Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the International Crisis Group, sits down with Theo Wye, Regional Editor for the Arabian Peninsula and second year Master’s candidate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, to discuss the September 25, 2017 Iraqi Kurdish referendum, the Iraqi and international response, and the future of the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Kurdish National Movement in Iraq and the broader Middle East.