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Expert Discusses Iraqi Corruption, Climate Change

Zaid Al-Ali, an Iraqi lawyer, spoke about governmental issues in his country, particularly as they related to the environment and the Iraqi constitution.

Harvard Law School

Queen of Jordan Opens Pan-Arab Conference

Royalty graced the streets of Cambridge on Thursday when Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan and Prince Moulay Hicham of Morocco gave speeches to crowds in Harvard Law School’s Wasserstein Hall during the opening night of the seventh annual Harvard Arab Weekend Conference.

US-Israeli Relations

American and Israeli Panelists Align Perspectives on Middle Eastern Tensions

In the midst of escalating tensions in the Middle East, panelists at the JFK Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics Wednesday evening said that the American and Israeli governments remain aligned in their international policies.

Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Scholars Assess Iranian Nuclear Proposal

While many politicians and state department officials have expressed skepticism over the sincerity of Iran’s recent proposal to curb its nuclear development program, Harvard affiliates were more optimistic about the intentions behind the plan.

Middle East


New York-based hip-hop artist Talib Kweli performs for a sold-out Cambridge crowd at the Middle East in Central Square on February 23.

Middle East


The Harvard Middle Eastern Dance Company was just one of many groups to perform in a November 3 event hosted by the Harvard Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble.



New York Times reporter Souad Mekhennet and Northeastern professor of Political Science Denis Sullivan discuss Arab discrepancies and American involvement Monday afternoon in the CGIS building



Director Mira Nair '79 converses with Harvard professor Homi K. Bhabha after a screening of her film, "The Reluctant Fundamentalist." The film, shown at The Brattle Theater Wednesday night, was followed by a Q&A in which Nair discussed the soundtrack, inspiration, and takeaway of the film, which explores US-Pakistani relations.

Arab Spring to Summer
Harvard Kennedy School

Arab Spring to Summer

Egyptian Ambassador to the United States, Mohamed M. Tawfik, speaks about Egypt’s future at HKS on Wednesday. Tawfik discussed Egyptian relations with Israel and Palestine and the nation’s coming economic challenges.

Arab Spring to Summer

Today in Photos (04/04/2013)


Palestinian Judge Speaks of Women's Injustice at Divinity School

Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first female judge in a Palestinian Shari’a court, spoke of struggle and success as a part of the Harvard Divinity School’s “Women’s Rights in a Man’s World” panel on Wednesday.

Harvard Law School

Feldman Discusses Salafi Movement

The Harvard Law School professor highlighted that a deeply unconventional form of Salafism has become a common mode of expression for rebellious middle class youth, who are coupling traditional Salafi customs to unorthodox practices.

VES Open Studio
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Middle East

CMES Hosts Talk on Uprisings in Egpyt

Global security and geostrategy expert Jon B. Alterman discussed Egyptian policy in a lecture entitled “The Egyptian Revolutions and Defining the New Normals” at Sever Hall on Monday night.

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Visual Arts

Art House

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance