441 Events

MEI Faculty Chair Professor Tarek Masoud.

Bennett Craig/Belfer Center

Seminar - Open to the Public

Ash Community Speaker Series: Political Roots of Conspiracy Theories in the Middle East

Fri., Nov. 30, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Ash Center For Democratic Governance and Innovation - Suite 200-North

A seminar with Tarek Masoud, Faculty Chair of MEI and Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations at HKS.

Co-sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation as part of the Ash Community Speaker Series.

Lunch will be served.

In this April 7, 2011, file photo, New York Times Beirut Bureau Chief Anthony Shadid discusses his capture by Moammar Gadhafi's forces in Libya, during a talk at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum in Oklahoma City.

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Journalistic Craft and Legacy of Anthony Shadid: The Triumph of Human Understanding in a Polarized, Digital Age

Thu., Nov. 29, 2018 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

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

A seminar with Rami Khouri, MEI Senior Fellow; Senior Public Policy Fellow, Issam Fares Institute, American University of Beirut; and Visiting Adjunct Professor of Journalism and Journalist-in-Residence at AUB.

Co-sponsored by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.

A view of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound with the golden Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old city, Wednesday, June 4, 2008.//AP Photo/Dan Balilty

AP Photo/Dan Balilty

Seminar - Open to the Public

Domesticating the Holy: Women’s Movements and Struggles over Jerusalem’s Sacred Space

Thu., Nov. 15, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Harvard Law School

A seminar with Lihi Ben Shitrit, Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School.  Part of the ILSP-LSC Workshop Series on Gender, Law, and Society.

Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, the Religious Literacy Project at HDS, the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law, the Muslim Law Students Association, and Middle East Initiative at HKS.

Israelis hold American and Israeli flags with the new U.S. embassy in the background in Jerusalem, Monday, May 14, 2018.

AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner

Seminar - Open to the Public

The US and Israel-Palestine: National Security, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law

Wed., Nov. 14, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Harvard Law School

Please join ILSP: Law and Social Change and the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law for a discussion on challenges to the rule of law and human rights protection in Israel-Palestine, and the impact of recent shifts in United States policy. Jamil Dakwar, Director of the ACLU’s Human Rights Program, will discuss recent state responses to national security challenges and their impact on civil society, media freedoms, and spaces of human rights advocacy. Dakwar will draw on his extensive experiences as a human rights attorney in both Israel and the United States, and reflect on the continuous struggles for accountability and the rule of law, both domestically and through international mechanisms.

Lunch will be served. The event will take place at Wasserstein Hall, Room 1019, HLS.

Co-sponsored by HLS Advocates for Human Rights, HLS ACLU, the Middle East Law Students Association, the Progressive Jewish Alliance, and the Middle East Initiative at HKS.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Book Talk: Women and the Egyptian Revolution: Engagement and Activism during the 2011 Arab Uprisings

Tue., Nov. 6, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Wexner Building, 434 A-B

A seminar with Nermin Allam, Assistant Professor of Politics at Rutgers University - Newark, on her recent book, Women and the Egyptian Revolution: Engagement and Activism during the 2011 Arab Uprisings (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Moderated by Hind Ahmed Zaki, Associate at Middle East Initiative, HKS, and Harold Grinspoon Junior Research Fellow, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University.

Half a Life Still, Ado Ato Pictures, 2017

Ado Ato Pictures, 2017

Special Series - Open to the Public

Half a Life (Egypt, the Netherlands, USA, 2017) Film Screening and Discussion

Mon., Nov. 5, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Harvard Law School

Join the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School for a screening of the animated documentary short film, Half a Life (Egypt, the Netherlands, USA, 2017), followed by a discussion with Film Director Tamara Shogaolu, Egyptian LGBTQ activist Ibrahim Abdella, and moderator Yasmin Padamsee Forbes, Commissioner for the Cambridge Human Rights Commission and Fellow at the Carr Center, HKS.

The event will take place in Wasserstein 1019 at Harvard Law School. Lunch will be served.

Sponsored by the Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change as part of the Human Rights, Justice, and Accountability in the Muslim World Film Series. Co-sponsored by the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School, the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School, LAMBDA at Harvard Law, and HLS Advocates for Human Rights.

The Judge Film Poster

The Judge Film

Special Series - Open to the Public

The Judge – film and discussion

Mon., Oct. 22, 2018 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Harvard Law School

Location: Wasserstein Hall, Room 1019, Harvard Law School

Film screening of The Judge and discussion with the film’s Director, Erika Cohn, and Palestine legal historian Professor Elizabeth Brownson (University of Wisconsin Parkside), moderated by ILSP: LSC Faculty Director Professor Kristen Stilt.

Sponsored by the Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change as part of the Human Rights, Justice, and Accountability in the Muslim World Film Series.

Co-Sponsored by the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, the Religious Literacy Project at the Harvard Divinity School, the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law, and HLS Advocates for Human Rights.

Dinner will be served.