Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies was one of the first centers to receive funding under Title VI of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's National Defense Education Act, which provided federal funding to educational programs that sought to benefit national security and U.S. economic interests.
Harvard’s reputation and University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s direct involvement likely played an essential role in getting Ismail B. Ajjawi ’23 to campus, experts and several people involved in the case said.
The dinner came as Trump is mulling whether to strike Syria. Asked whether he discussed Syria with Trump, Dershowitz replied, “Can’t tell you.”
Meredith Blake moderates a panel consisting of Kate Akkaya, JD, Dr. Denis Sullivan, and H.E. Reem Abu Hassan while Dr. Amira Ahmed Mohamed contributes via Skype at a live recording of a Humanitarian Assistance Podcast episode concerning the Syrian refugee crisis at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies on Wednesday.
At an event celebrating the accomplishments of the late Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, the Graduate School of Design unveiled a new scholarship to provide financial assistance to Middle Eastern students.
Jewish Harvard affiliates are mourning the loss of former Israeli Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday at the age of 93.
In his new book on unfinished revolutions in the Middle East, Brookings Institution Senior Foreign Policy Fellow Ibrahim Fraihat proposed that new governments lead inclusive national discussions to avoid violence and civil war.
Students handed out flyers, held a banner reading “No excuse for terror,” and read aloud a list of names of people killed during the unrest in Israel.
BBC foreign correspondent Paul Wood described his on-the-ground experience while on assignment in Syria at the Kennedy School discussion, titled “Understanding ISIS."
A woman looks at an exhibit at the Harvard Semitic Museum during a reception featuring traditional Mesopotamian cuisine. Students, professors, and community members discussed the exhibit while sampling a menu featuring 4,000-year old recipes.
Fatima Abo Alasrar, Edward S. Mason Fellow and Yemeni citizen, emphasized the gravity of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen during a luncheon panel at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. The panel, according to Kennedy School Professor Michael C. Hudson, was assembled with initiative from current Yemeni students pursuing advanced degrees at the Kennedy School.
The themes are obvious and powerful, but do not beget much discussion. For these reasons, "The Architect's Apprentice" is a pleasure to read, but not a novel that stays with one for long.
Faculty members and students come together to celebrate the Persian New Year and beginning of spring at the annual Nowruz celebration, which was sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Islamic Studies Program, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies in the Barker Center Monday evening.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has broken the previously “unwritten rule” that terror organizations generally refrain from killing foreign journalists, journalist Jeffrey Goldberg argued Tuesday.
Dignitaries from Saudi Arabia and Israel discussed the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and how the world should move forward from the turmoil at a John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum panel event on Monday night at the Institute of Politics.