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Department News - 2015

New Publication by Graduate Student Balistreri
Nov. 3, 2015

The latest issue of Die Welt des Islams (55:2) has published an article by NES graduate student Alexander E. Balistreri. The article is entitled, "Turkey's Forgotten Political Opposition: The Demise of KadirbeyoÄŸlu Zeki Bey." Earlier this year, Balistreri's article had been selected as the winner of Brill Publishers' first "Middle…

Rustow Named 2015 MacArthur Fellow
Oct. 7, 2015

Marina Rustow, Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and Professor of Near Eastern Studies and History, was named one of twenty-four MacArthur Fellows for 2015. “The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their…

In Memoriam: Shahab Ahmed (1966–2015)
Oct. 6, 2015

Shahab Ahmed, Lecturer on Law and Research Fellow in Islamic Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, passed away on September 17, 2015. Ahmed earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Near Eastern Studies in 1999, writing his dissertation on “The Satanic Verses Incident in the Memory of the Early Muslim Community: An Analysis of the Early Riwa?yahs…

Upcoming Events - 2015

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