424 Events

An Ottoman era bridge, once used for the Hijaz railway across the Yarmouk River on the border of Southern Syria and Northern Jordan, lies in disrepair since it was bombed by British forces in 1946.

Allison Hartnett

Seminar - Open to the Public

Making and Breaking Local Order: Colonizers, Autocrats, and Land Redistribution in the Modern Middle East (Rescheduled)

Thu., Apr. 26, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Ofer Building, Room 401

A seminar with Allison Hartnett, Predoctoral Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative and Ph.D. Candidate in Politics at the University of Oxford. Part of the Middle East Initiative Research Fellows Seminar Series.

Please note: this event has been moved to Thursday, April 26 from Tuesday, April 3, after being rescheduled from its original date of Wednesday, March 21.

The Burning Shores: Inside the Battle for the New Libya, Frederic Wehrey, 2018.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Seminar - Open to the Public

Book Talk: Inside the Battle for the New Libya

Wed., Apr. 25, 2018 | 4:10pm - 5:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Rubenstein Building, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

A seminar with Frederic Wehrey, Senior Fellow, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on his new book The Burning Shores: Inside the Battle for the New Libya from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Followed by a book signing at Harvard COOP Bookstore at 1400 Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square.

Egypt in a Time of Revolution, Neil Ketchley, 2017.

Cambridge University Press

Seminar - Open to the Public

Book Talk: Egypt in a Time of Revolution

Mon., Apr. 23, 2018 | 4:10pm - 5:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Fainsod Room, Littauer-324

A seminar with Neil Ketchley, Lecturer in Middle East Politics, King’s College London and Visiting Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on his recent book, Egypt in a Time of Revolutionfrom Cambridge University Press.

Moderated by Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, HKS.

Followed by a book signing at Harvard COOP Bookstore at 1400 Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square.

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011.

AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed

Seminar - Open to the Public

A Conversation with Dr. Salam Fayyad and Prof. Rema Hanna

Mon., Apr. 9, 2018 | 11:40am - 1:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

A seminar with Dr. Salam Fayyad, MEI Senior Fellow and Former Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority (2007-2013) and Rema Hanna, Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South East Asia Studies, Harvard Kennedy School and Co-Director, Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard Kennedy School. Light lunch will be served.

Co-sponsored by Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard Kennedy School.

Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly.

Columbia University Press

Seminar - Open to the Public

Book Talk: Unfinished Revolution: The Challenge of Consolidating Tunisia’s Democratic Gains

Wed., Apr. 4, 2018 | 4:10pm - 5:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

A seminar with Safwan Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development and Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University on his recent book, Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly from Columbia University Press.

Algeria and the Cold War: International Relations and the Struggle for Autonomy

I.B.Tauris

Seminar - Open to the Public

Book Talk: Algeria and the Cold War: International Relations and the Struggle for Autonomy

Thu., Mar. 29, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Ash Center For Democratic Governance and Innovation

Book talk with Mohammed Lakhdar Ghettas, author of Algeria and the Cold War: International Relations and the Struggle for Autonomy. Moderated by Arne Westad, S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations, HKS. Lunch will be served. 

Co-sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

Protestors face riot police during a demonstration in Tunis, Tunisia, Friday Jan. 12, 2018. Tunisia's government says protests appear to be subsiding after anger over food prices led to days of clashes with police that left one dead, dozens injured and widespread damage.

AP Photo/Hassene Dridi

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Political Psychology of Repression: Identity and Polarization in Egypt and Tunisia

Wed., Mar. 28, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Rubenstein Building, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

A seminar with Elizabeth Nugent, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University. Part of the Middle East Initiative Research Fellows Seminar Series.

In this March 1, 2016, file photo, a Russian soldier keeps watch as local residents receive humanitarian aid in the Syrian village of Ghunaymiyah, about 15 kilometers from the Turkish border.

AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin

Seminar - Open to the Public

Challenges of Humanitarian Access in Syria’s De-Escalation Zones: Student Report Back on Humanitarian Negotiation in the Middle East

Wed., Mar. 28, 2018 | 11:40am - 1:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Room 102

Students from Middle East Initiative-supported J-Term Middle East Field Study Course on Humanitarian Negotiations on the Frontlines (IGA-353M) present their findings and reflect on their experiences investigating humanitarian access and protection issues within 'De-Escalation Zones' in Syria.

Moderated by Claude Bruderlein, MEI Faculty Affiliate; Strategic Advisor to the President, International Committee for the Red Cross; and Lecturer in Public Policy, HKS.

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and the program on Advanced Training in Humanitarian Action.