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