5 Upcoming Events

People search under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.

AP Photo/Hani Mohammed

Seminar - Open to the Public

Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis: Conflict, Cholera, and International Response

Tue., Mar. 27, 2018 | 4:10pm - 6:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, Floor 2.5

A panel discussion with Safa A. Karman, Yemeni Investigative Journalist, LL.M. Candidate at Harvard Law School, and MPP Candidate at Oxford University; Kristine Beckerle, Yemen and UAE Researcher, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch; Claude Bruderlein, Advisor to the President of the International Committee for the Red Cross and MEI Faculty Affiliate.

Moderated by Steven Caton, Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulrahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies, Anthropology Department, Harvard University.

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

In this March 1, 2016, file photo, a Russian soldier keeps watch as local residents receive humanitarian aid in the Syrian village of Ghunaymiyah, about 15 kilometers from the Turkish border.

AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin

Seminar - Open to the Public

Challenges of Humanitarian Access in Syria’s De-Escalation Zones: Student Report Back on Humanitarian Negotiation in the Middle East

Wed., Mar. 28, 2018 | 12:10pm - 1:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Room 102

Students from Middle East Initiative-supported J-Term Middle East Field Study Course on Humanitarian Negotiations on the Frontlines (IGA-353M) present their findings and reflect on their experiences investigating humanitarian access and protection issues within 'De-Escalation Zones' in Syria.

Moderated by Claude Bruderlein, MEI Faculty Affiliate; Strategic Advisor to the President, International Committee for the Red Cross; and Lecturer in Public Policy, HKS.

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and the program on Advanced Training in Humanitarian Action.

Protestors face riot police during a demonstration in Tunis, Tunisia, Friday Jan. 12, 2018. Tunisia's government says protests appear to be subsiding after anger over food prices led to days of clashes with police that left one dead, dozens injured and widespread damage.

AP Photo/Hassene Dridi

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Political Psychology of Repression: Identity and Polarization in Egypt and Tunisia

Wed., Mar. 28, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Rubenstein Building, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

A seminar with Elizabeth Nugent, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University. Part of the Middle East Initiative Research Fellows Seminar Series.