5 Events

Anti-government protesters wave Lebanese flags during ongoing anti-government protests, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.

AP Photo/Bilal Hussein

Seminar - Open to the Public

Understanding the Protests in Lebanon and Iraq: Why Now?

Wed., Nov. 20, 2019 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

Wexner Building - Room 434 A-B

A panel discussion on the recent protests in Lebanon and Iraq, featuring Marsin Alshamary, Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative & PhD Candidate in Political Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Jeffrey G. Karam, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Lebanese American University and Associate, Middle East Initiative, Dr. Shamiran Mako, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University, and Christiana Parreira, Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative and PhD Candidate in Political Science at Stanford University.

In this Sunday, May 6, 2018 photo, supporters and volunteers of the coalition Kulna Watani or (We are all Patriots) gather at a Beirut shisha cafe as they watch television ahead of an expected announcement of elections results in Beirut, Lebanon.

AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

Seminar - Open to the Public

Challenging The State? Lebanon's Civil Society and the Parliamentary Elections of 2018

Mon., Nov. 19, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

A seminar with Dr. Jeffrey G. Karam, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Lebanese American University, and Associate, Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School.

In this Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 file photo, released by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Dalati Nohra/AP

Seminar - Open to the Public

Geopolitics of the Gulf: Latest Developments in Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Middle East

Tue., Nov. 21, 2017 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Taubman Building - Nye B, 5th Floor

A panel discussion with Dr. Hala Aldosari, Robert G. James Scholar Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute; Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, Joint Research Fellow at the Belfer Center's Iran Project and Project on Managing the Atom; Jeffrey G. Karam, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Belfer Center's International Security Program; and Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations at Harvard Kennedy School.

This event is presented jointly by the Middle East Initiative, the Iran Project, and the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower meeting with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles at the White House, August 14, 1956.

Public Domain

Seminar - Open to the Public

Agents of Empire: The Making of U.S. Intelligence in the Middle East

Thu., Nov. 2, 2017 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

One Brattle Square - Room 350

Speaker: Jeffrey G. Karam, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Security Program

Under what conditions do intelligence officials and diplomats make accurate assessments of domestic developments, such as revolutions or military coups, in foreign states? "Agents of Empire" is the first interdisciplinary study that examines U.S. intelligence failures and successes in the Middle East during the Cold War.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

Leaders of the July 14th Revolution in Iraq

Wikipedia/Public Domain

Special Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

A Seminar with Dr. Jeffrey G. Karam on "The Inevitability of Intelligence Failures: America's Experience in the Middle East"

Wed., Oct. 11, 2017 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

One Brattle Square - Room 350

The Intelligence and Defense Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will be hosting the second "Intelligence Brown Bag Lunch" of the semester on Wednesday, October 11th from 12:00-1:15pm in One Brattle Square, Conference Room 350 (OB-350). Dr. Jeffrey G. Karam, Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the International Security Program at the Belfer Center, will be leading a seminar discussion on "The Inevitability of Intelligence Failures: America's Experience in the Middle East."