Bob Brier of Long Island University traced the history of “Egyptomania” in a Harvard talk.
A visiting lecturer suggests that ancient Egypt’s Queen Nefertiti wasn’t just the powerful independent woman people imagine she was, but something of a sex goddess, too.
It was the Muslim Brotherhood’s success at the ballot box and the poor prospects for opposition candidates in future elections that were at the root of last summer’s military takeover in Egypt, a Harvard Kennedy School Middle East specialist said Sept. 5.
The Gazette spoke with Harvard’s E. Roger Owen, A. J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History Emeritus, about the build-up to chaos in Egypt.
French Egyptologist Marc Gabolde offered a different interpretation of the DNA evidence on King Tut’s lineage in a talk at Harvard’s Science Center.
Panelists convened at the Harvard Kennedy School on Monday to discuss individuals' motivations to risk their lives to fight for democracy.
Despite increasing dissatisfaction with the progress of political reforms, an Egypt expert said Monday that the nation’s revolution, which began during the Arab Spring uprisings, is still just beginning.
In a talk on his book “The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life,” Professor Roger Owen described how the Arab world’s dictators came to power — and how their curious political network helped fuel the eventual uprisings against some of them.
In a conversation that ranged from the recent parliamentary elections to the ongoing sexual abuse of women to a new wave of journalists, panelists at the Feb. 2 Harvard Kennedy School Forum on Egypt expressed both fear and hope for a country still in the midst of a revolution.
Smitten as a boy with the wonders of ancient Egypt, archaeologist Peter Der Manuelian deep into excavations but also wedded to the Web.
Many of this year’s Arab uprisings are evolving from angry popular revolts into drawn-out political struggles to build democratic systems that will ...
Ralph Mitchell, a Harvard professor and authority on cultural heritage microbiology, investigates “fingerprints” left on the walls of Egyptian King Tutankhamen’s tomb by ancient microbes.
Though a street revolution in Egypt succeeded against long odds, the country faces the harsh reality of forging a new social contract for governance. Not even the deputy chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, who spoke at Harvard Law School April 14, could predict that Egypt will successfully make the transition to a stable, participatory democracy.
Seemingly overnight, people in the Mideast and North Africa have risen in anger to demand more freedom. Is this the beginning of democracy in the Arab world, or a new era of political chaos? Harvard analysts offer insights on what is likely to come next.
Harvard Kennedy School faculty members and scholars offer their varied perspectives on the situation in Egypt via a website that is being updated regularly.
The protests that have rocked the Arab world in recent weeks have left many observers wondering if the region’s citizens will achieve self-government after decades of dictatorial rule. As Egyptians continued to demonstrate, a crowd flocked to the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics Feb. 3 to hear several Harvard analysts’ views on the wave of pro-democratic protests.
A two-day conference explores the global reach of hip-hop and examines how teachers can use it in the classroom to convey important lessons about art, culture, language, and society.
Harvard University and Arab Republic of Egypt announce fellowship program to advance public health, education, and government
Harvard University and the Arab Republic of Egypt announced today the creation of a new fellowship program to provide financial support to students from Egypt accepted to the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard School of Public Health, or Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. This program has been established by an endowment of $10 million from the Arab Republic of Egypt to finance prestigious "Egypt Fellowships" designed to enable highly qualified members of the Egyptian public sector to study at Harvard.
The Semitic Museum will sponsor a docent-led tour of its “Ancient Egypt: Magic and the Afterlife” and “Cyprus, the Cesnola Collection” exhibits on April 12 at 12:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.