583 Events

Seminar - Open to the Public

50 Years Since the 1973 Oil Embargo: Reflections and Perspectives

Thu., Oct. 12, 2023 | 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

Belfer Center Director Professor Meghan O'Sullivan, MEI Senior Fellow Mohammed Alyahya, Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy at RBC Capital Markets Dr. Helima Croft and Global Energy & Climate Innovation Editor at The Economist Vijay Vaitheeswaran, will discuss the effects of the 1973 Oil Embargo and the current geopolitics of energy. Opening remarks will be delivered by MEI Faculty Chair Professor Tarek Masoud.

Information Session - Harvard Students

DPI-442M J-Term Information Session: Leadership and Social Transformation in the Arab World

Fri., Sep. 22, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

The Middle East Initiative will host an information session for the January term course DPI-442M: Leadership and Social Transformation in the Arab World.


This event is for students only. Students can apply to this J-Term course using this link. For more information, please visit the course page.

Information Session - Open to the Public

MEI Open House

Tue., Sep. 5, 2023 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm

One Brattle Square - Suite 470

Join us at 4pm on Tuesday, September 5th, for the Middle East Initiative's annual Open House! Meet this year's community of senior fellows and research fellows, and learn about our fall event series, student opportunities, and more! Refreshments will be served. 

Seminar - Open to the Public

Tareq Nassar: Urban Planning from the Ground Up

Thu., Apr. 27, 2023 | 4:00pm - 5:15pm


Architect and urban planner Tareq Nassar will discuss his ongoing efforts to revitalize the rooftops of East Jerusalem with MEI Senior Fellow James Snyder as part of his ongoing "In Conversation" series.

Seminar - Open to the Public

The One State Reality: What is Israel-Palestine?

Thu., Apr. 20, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

Nathan J. Brown, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University's Elliot School of International Affairs, and Shibley Telhami, nonresident Senior Fellow with the Center for Middle East Policy in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, will discuss their new book, The One State Reality: What Is Israel-Palestine?, with former Ambassador to Israel and Syria Edward P. Djerejian.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Operation Iraqi Freedom: 20 Years Later

Thu., Mar. 30, 2023 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Taubman Building - Wiener Auditorium, Ground Floor

Marking the passage of 20 years since the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom, MEI Faculty Director Professor Tarek Masoud will moderate this panel featuring: Meghan O’Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, HKS; Kanan Makiya, Professor Emeritus of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Brandeis University and author, Republic of Fear: The Politics of Modern Iraq (University of California Press, 1989); and Emma Sky, OBE, founding Director of Yale’s International Leadership Center and former political advisor to the Commanding General of U.S. Forces in Iraq.