Middle East & North Africa

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Hanan Al Hroub (second from right) speaks with students from the Harvard Kennedy School and Graduate School of Education during her visit to Harvard, September 22, 2016.

Bennett Craig, Belfer Center

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Askwith Forum: Education as a Human Right with Hanan Al Hroub

September 22, 2016

A video recording from the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Askwith Forum on September 22, 2016, featuring Hanan Al Hroub, recipient of the 2016 Global Teacher Prize from the Varkey Foundation and a teacher at Samiha Khalil Secondary School in Palestine. Ms. Al Hroub delievered a public address on the topic of "Education as a Human Right" and discussed her experiences as a Palestinian educator and her unique approach to instruction.

- Belfer Center Newsletter

Faculty Interview: Working 'Smart' in Saudi Arabia: Asim Khwaja on Transformation in the Kingdom and the Future of Policymaking

| August 24, 2016

An interview with MEI Faculty Affiliate Asim Khwaja on his work at the Center for International Development's Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) program with the Saudi Ministry of Labor on labor market policy as well as EPoD's Smart Policy Design and Implementation methodology and implications for the future of informed, iterative policymaking.

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Analysis & Opinions - The Oregonian

The Islamic State has made a big mistake

| July 7, 2016

In the global revulsion at the recent terror attacks in four Muslim countries, the United States and its allies have a new opportunity to build a unified command against the Islamic State and other extremists. FDP Senior Fellow David Ignatius examines the diplomatic relationships needed to create an effective counterterrorism strategy.

Ross: Taliban bigger threat to Pakistan than India

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Analysis & Opinions - USA Today

Ross: Taliban bigger threat to Pakistan than India

    Author:
  • Dennis Ross
| December 17, 2014

If we have learned one thing about the Islamic State, al-Qaeda or the Tehrik-i-Taliban (the Pakistani Taliban), there are no limits. Beheadings, taking young women as sex slaves or murdering children are the normal practices of these groups who claim to own the truth. These radical Islamists seek to remake the world in their image, and terror is their chosen instrument for doing so.

Members of Harvard University and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS). (from left) Khaled Al-Muhailan, HKS Dean David Ellwood, Adnan Shihab-Eldin, and Nicholas Burns.

(Photo by Martha Stewart)

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Kuwait Foundation Gift Enhances Kennedy School Middle East Initiative

Winter 2012-2013

On July 9, the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative (MEI) formalized a new five-year agreement with Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS). The $8.1 million gift to Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ensures the continuation of the MEI’s Kuwait Program at Harvard, and will support a number of initiatives, including a visiting scholars program, degree fellowships for students from the Gulf and wider Mideast region, faculty research, customized executive education programs, and executive education fellowships in existing programs

Representatives of Harvard University and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences at the presentation of the Foundation’s $8.1 million gift for continuation of the Kuwait Program at the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative.

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Press Release - Harvard University Office of News and Public Affairs

Harvard Kennedy School Receives Gift from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences

    Author:
  • Doug Gavel
| July 13, 2012

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has given $8.1 million to Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) to support the continuation of the Kuwait Program at HKS Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative. The gift will be used to develop leaders with the capacity to address the many challenging public policy issues facing the region. It will also fund research issues of vital importance in the region, such as education, energy, and water.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Dubai Initiative Conference Encourages Middle East Adaptation, Innovation

Summer 2010

"Innovation and Adaptation in the Middle East"-the Dubai Initiative's annual conference in May-explored unique responses to the challenges facing the region. Topics included state formation and the role of political Islam, the challenges of the "youth bulge" in the region, and the changing financial markets and global economies.