Talk: A Conversation on Justice with Guantánamo Bay Survivor Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Harvard Divinity School, September 18, 2023 @ 12:30 p.m.

From the organizers: Join us for a wide-ranging conversation on themes from Mohamedou’s life around justice, faith, his 14-year imprisonment and the constructs that enable the continued existence of Guantánamo Bay Monday, September 18th 2023 12:30pm ET @ James Room East in Swartz Hall Hosted by Harvard Divinity School Muslim Association Questions? Contact [email protected]

Book talk: “Taming the Messiah: The Formation of an Ottoman Political Public Sphere, 1600-1700” by Aslihan Gurbuzel, CMES, Harvard University, October 3, 2023

From the CMES website: Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 5:00pm to 6:30pm; Location: CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138 Aslihan Gurbuzel, Assistant Professor of Ottoman history, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University; Discussant: Hannah Marcus, John and Ruth Hazel Associate Professor of the Social Sciences; Interim Faculty Director of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University In

Seminar: “Lives and Miracles: Narratives of Medieval Coptic and Muslim Saints” by Amina Elbendary, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University, October 5, 2023

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023, 12:00pm to 1:30pm; Location: Center for Middle Eastern Studies 102 Amina Elbendary, Associate Professor of Middle East History, American University in Cairo and Shawwaf Visiting Professor Co-sponsors: Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Standing Committee on Medieval Studies RSVP here.

Book talk: Nathan Thrall’s “A Day in the Life of Abed Salama” – A Book talk with Kenneth Roth, CMES, Harvard University, October 23, 2023

From the CMES website: Date: Monday, October 23, 2023, 6:00pm to 7:00pm; Location: Wasserstein 1010, Harvard Law School campus Join the HKS Carr Center for Human Rights Policy for a book talk with author Nathan Thrall as he discusses his latest book, A Day in the Life of Abed Salama, with Carr Center Senior Fellow, Kenneth Roth. Milad is five years old and excited

Talk: “Chasing Floods: the Ottoman Introduction of Rice in the Balkan Peninsula” by Aleksandar Shopov, CMES, Harvard University, November 15, 2023

From the CMES website: Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 6:00pm to 7:30pm; Location: CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138 The CMES Disaster Studies Initiative is pleased to present Aleksandar Shopov, Visiting Scholar, CMES; Assistant Professor, History, SUNY Binghamton University. For more details, visit here.

Seminar: “Revisiting History: Nurullah Shushtari on Shī’ī Historiography, Taqiyya & The Pre-Savafid Era” by Shahrad Shahvand, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University, November 16, 2023

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023, 12:00pm to 1:30pm; Location: TBD Shahrad Shahvand, Alwaleed Bin Talal Postdoctoral Fellow Co-sponsor: Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Persian and Persianate Studies Seminar, Mahindra Humanities Center RSVP here.

Talk: “Three Strikes and She’s Out: The Origins and Expansion of a Divorce and Remarriage Stipulation in Q 2:230” by Lyall Armstrong, Alwaleed Bin Talal Director’s Series, Harvard Law School, Lewis 214, November 27, 2023 @ 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Join us on Monday, November 27, 2023 at 12pm EST for a talk titled “Three Strikes and She’s Out: The Origins and Expansion of a Divorce and Remarriage Stipulation in Q 2:230” by Professor Lyall Armstrong. Abstract: Q 2:230 stipulates that if a man divorces his wife three times and then wants to marry her