507 Events

Journalist Ahmed Shihab-Eldin featured on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon. WarnerMedia.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

A Conversation with Journalist Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Thu., Oct. 15, 2020 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Online

MEI Faculty Director Tarek Masoud and MEI Visiting Fellow Karim Haggag in conversation with Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Emmy-nominated journalist, award-winning producer, and actor. This event is part of the Fall 2020 MEI Series, USA 2020: The View from the Arab World.

Seminar - Open to the Public

A Conversation with Nabil Fahmy, former Foreign Minister of Egypt

Thu., Oct. 1, 2020 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Online

MEI Faculty Director Tarek Masoud and MEI Visiting Fellow Karim Haggag in conversation with Dr. Nabil Fahmy, former Foreign Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt and Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo. This event is part of the Fall 2020 MEI Series, USA 2020: The View from the Arab World.

Flags of the GCC States flying in West Bay in Doha, Qatar in 2006.

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Workshop - Open to the Public

Frontiers in Big Data Analyses on Economic Reforms: The Case of Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Thu., Sep. 24, 2020 | 8:00am - 11:00am

Online

This virtual workshop, co-hosted by the Office of the Chief Economist - Middle East and North Africa, World Bank, will feature MEI Senior Fellow  Rabah Arezki, Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank, Ferid Belhaj, Vice President, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank, MEI Faculty Director Tarek Masoud, Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman Professor of International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School, Ha Nguyen, Senior Economist, MENA Chief Economist’s Office, World Bank, and others.

Anti-government protesters shout slogans during separate civil parade at the Martyr square, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Protesters gathered for alternative independence celebrations, converging by early afternoon on Martyrs’ Square in central Beirut, which used to be the traditional location of the official parade. Protesters have occupied the area, closing it off to traffic since mid-October.

(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Seminar - Open to the Public

Lebanon’s October Revolution: Roots and Trends of a Nationwide Protest

Thu., May 21, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Online

A webinar with Christiana Parreira, Pre-doctoral Research Fellow at the Middle East Initiative and PhD candidate in Political Science at Stanford University.

Moderated by MEI Faculty Chair, Professor Tarek Masoud.

This seminar will be conducted via Zoom Webinar. Please register in advance:

https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcudO2urjwiHtwW4WkoBolmHZxdp7kd6Yqk 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Daniel and Patrick Lazour stand with MEI Faculty Director Tarek Masoud behind the scenes of We Live in Cairo

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Special Series - Open to the Public

Songs of Love and Revolution: An Evening with Daniel and Patrick Lazour

Thu., May 14, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Online

Brothers Daniel and Patrick Lazour perform songs from their musical, We Live in Cairo, which premiered at the American Repertory Theater last May, as well as their other original music.

This event will be conducted via Zoom Webinar. Please register in advance:

https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q1pakqgit_KC-RVLFSx_Iw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Institutions Versus Networks of Power: How ‘By The Book’ Politics Works - And When it Doesn’t - Under Autocracy

Wed., May 6, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Online

A seminar with Erin York,  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative and PhD in Political Science from Columbia University.

Moderated by MEI Faculty Chair, Professor Tarek Masoud.

This seminar will be conducted via Zoom Webinar. Please register in advance:

https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYudOitqzwtH9M0xVAVq3zBZVNVfM5gfY4M

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

A protestor holds a placard reading "For a transition period" as he confronts a police vehicle, during a demonstration, in Bejaia, eastern Algeria, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Demonstrators call for a boycott of the upcoming presidential election as twelve candidates have registered for Algeria’s April 17 presidential election including President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 77, who is running for a fourth term.

(AP Photo/ Sidali Djarboub)

Seminar - Open to the Public

Roots of Elite Cooperation: Coalition Building under Authoritarianism and Democratic Transitions in the MENA

Thu., Apr. 30, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

A webinar with Tahir Kilavuz, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Middle East Initiative and PhD in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame.

Moderated by MEI Faculty Chair, Professor Tarek Masoud.

This seminar will be conducted via Zoom Webinar. Please register in advance:

https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rfumpqToiHtZT7mIhI7fo1EheTHAsVVut

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photograph, an Iranian woman holds the national flag during a rally commemorating the 37th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, in Tehran, Iran. Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution initially inspired both Islamic militants and Islamists across the Mideast. They saw the revolution as the starting gun in a competition to push out the strongman Arab nationalism that had taken hold across the Middle East.

(AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Seminar - Open to the Public

In the Region, Lifting Sanctions on Iran is the Nuclear Option

Mon., Apr. 27, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Online

A webinar with Mohammed AlYahya, Editor-in-Chief of Al Arabiya English.

This event is co-sponsored by Managing the Atom, the Iran Working Group, and the Middle East Initiative.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcuduugrz0sG9Mkj_3aUZSeaQi6m0eP8ZnV

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

In this April 23, 2018, photo, Rana el Kaliouby, CEO of the Boston-based artificial intelligence firm, Affectiva, poses in Boston. Affectiva builds face-scanning technology for detecting emotions, but its founders decline business opportunities that involve spying on people.

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Seminar - Open to the Public

Girl Decoded: Breaking Boundaries in Technology from Cairo to Cambridge

Thu., Apr. 23, 2020 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Online

A conversation with Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D. and MEI Director Professor Tarek Masoud. A pioneer in Emotion AI, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., is Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, and author of the forthcoming book Girl Decoded: A Scientist's Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology.

Moderated by MEI Faculty Chair, Professor Tarek Masoud.

This seminar will be conducted via Zoom Webinar. Please register in advance:

https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3DGUJ-C3Q3mVofMFMRr8yw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

In this Tuesday, March 17, 2020, photo, shoppers walk through the mostly closed Tehran's Grand Bazaar, Iran.

(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Seminar - Open to the Public

Triple Jeopardy: How Iran copes with sanctions, the coronavirus, and the oil price collapse

Tue., Apr. 21, 2020 | 2:15pm - 3:45pm

Online

Iran has been under severe sanctions for the last decade and has managed to keep its economy afloat. Its predicament has been worsened by additional challenges from the virus and the collapse of oil prices. This talk will examine the cumulative effect of these shocks and Iran's policy responses to them.

Djavad Salehi‐Isfahani received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 1977.  He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania till 1984, before moving to Virginia Tech, where he is currently Professor of Economics.

Moderated by MEI Faculty Chair, Professor Tarek Masoud.

This seminar was conducted via Zoom Webinar, and live streamed on Facebook.