Past Events

  • 2017 Nov 07

    Lunchtime Discussion with Elyakim Rubinstein

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    Lewis 214A

    The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at the Harvard Law School presents a lunchtime discussion with the Honorable Elyakim Rubinstein (former Deputy President, Supreme Court of Israel):

    “Incitement to Violence, Free Speech, and Religious Liberty: Lessons from Israel” with an introduction by Prof. Noah Feldman (Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School)

    Light lunch will be served.

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    During his half-century of government service, the Hon. Elyakim Rubinstein has served the State of Israel in a variety...

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  • 2017 Nov 05

    Symposium: 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration in Jewish History

    Sun Nov 5 (All day) to Mon Nov 6 (All day)

    The Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University cordially invites you to attend a 2-day symposium commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration in Jewish History. 
    • Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Harvard Hillel, Beren Hall, 52 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge MA 02138 (4PM-9PM)
    • Monday, November 6, 2017 at Harvard Faculty Club, Library, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA 02138 (9AM-5PM) *Please note the location for Day 2 of symposium is different.

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  • 2017 Oct 29

    "In Between" w/ Playwright Ibrahim Miari

    1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South Building, Tsai Auditorium (Concourse Level) Harvard University, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Join Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Center for Jewish Studies as we bring playwright and actor, Ibrahim Miari in a performance of In Between.

    In Between is a semi-autobiographical one-man show that portrays the complexities and contradictions inherent in Palestinian-Israeli identity. On the precipice between two cultures stands Ibrahim Miari, son of a Palestinian Muslim father and Jewish Israeli mother. During an interrogation by Israeli airport security, he recalls his childhood in Acre...

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  • 2017 Oct 25

    "The Great Leap" w/ Kurt A. Raaflaub

    5:15pm

    Location: 

    Semitic Museum, Room 201, 6 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

    HARVARD HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN SOCIETIES WORKSHOP

    Kurt A. Raaflaub
    Prof. emer. of Classics, Brown University

    THE ‘GREAT LEAP’ IN EARLY GREEK POLITICS AND POLITICAL THOUGHT THE END OF AN EAST-WEST KOINĒ

    Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, at 5:15 p.m. 

    Semitic Museum, Room 201, 6 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

    Scholars find increasing evidence that a “cultural koine” existed in the eastern Mediterranean world in the early Iron Age, just as it had in the Late Bronze Age. As far as political thought and...

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  • 2017 Oct 25

    Sardis Open House

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Somerville Research Facility of the Harvard Art Museums

    Become an Archaeological Intern on a Harvard dig at SARDIS
    Early June until mid-August, 2018
    Basic travel and living expenses covered

    Please note that there will be an Open House at the Sardis office in the Somerville Research Facility
    of the Harvard Art Museums on Wednesday, Oct. 25 to learn more about the activities of the
    excavation. Please notify Bahadır Yıldırım by email if you would like to attend.

    Apply by Friday, November 3, 2017 to:
    Bahadır Yıldırım, Expedition Administrator: bahadir_yildirim@harvard.edu
    Supply a transcript,...

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  • 2017 Oct 23

    ILSP Lunch Talk

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Room 102, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School

    ILSP LUNCH TALK : RESURRECTING THE ANCIENT JURISTS IN PRINT

    October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Ahmed El Shamsy, Visiting Fellow, ILSP: SHARIAsource, Harvard Law School
    The publication of al-Shāfiʿī’s (d. 204/820) multivolume magnum opus, al-Umm, in 1903-7 opened a window into early Islamic legal thought and provided the basis for all subsequent historiography of Islamic law. However, the work’s publication was anything but inevitable: though it is today considered a seminal text, in the late nineteenth century the Umm,...

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