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Middle East

Middle East Reporting
Journalism

Middle East Reporting

In Sever Hall, four prominent journalists named Michael Petrou, Jonathan Guyer, Izzy Finkel, and Sharaf al-Hourani spoke about the moral responsibiliies and challenges of reporting on Middle East news.

The Lightning Rod
Harvard Law School

At Private White House Dinner, Dershowitz and Trump Discussed Middle East

The dinner came as Trump is mulling whether to strike Syria. Asked whether he discussed Syria with Trump, Dershowitz replied, “Can’t tell you.”

 Resettling Syrian Refugees: The Intersection of Rehabilitation and Protection
Student Life

Resettling Syrian Refugees: The Intersection of Rehabilitation and Protection

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.

New Frontiers
Academics

New Frontiers

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, located on 38 Kirkland St., is opening up a new field office in Tunisia.

Celebration of Zaha Hadid
Graduate School of Design

Design School Honors Late Iraqi Architect Through Scholarship

​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.

Politics

Harvard Jewish Affiliates Mourn Death of Israeli Leader

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.

Books

Brookings Fellow Lays Out Transition Plan for New Middle Eastern Regimes

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.

College

Students Gather To Commemorate Victims of Violence in Israel

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.

Harvard Kennedy School

War Correspondent Recounts Experience Reporting on ISIS

BBC foreign correspondent Paul Wood described his on-the-ground experience while on assignment in Syria at the Kennedy School discussion, titled “Understanding ISIS."

Semitic Museum Event Draws Crowd
On Campus

Semitic Museum Event Draws Crowd

People stand in line at the reception for the Harvard Semitic Museum’s event on Ancient Near East foods to sample Mesopotamian cuisine.

Mesopotamian Food Reception Draws Community Members to Semitic Museum
College

Mesopotamian Food Reception Draws Community Members to Semitic Museum

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.

Ancient Desserts
On Campus

Ancient Desserts

A plate of Mersu, an ancient Mesopotamian candy made from dates, sits on a table during the Harvard Semitic Museum’s event on Ancient Near East foods.

An Evening with Ehud Barak
IOP

'Suspect and Verify,' Says Israel's Barak on Iran Deal

Barak—a former Israeli prime minister and defense minister—called for greater American support for Israeli defense.

Yemen Discussion
Race

Yemen Discussion

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 Architect's Apprentice."
Books

'Architect's Apprentice' a Detailed but Imperfect Construction

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.

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