CES Fellow Jean-Pierre Filiu gives impressions of Harvard
March 12, 2013
CES was very pleased to host short-term Sciences-Po Fellow Jean Pierre Filiu from February 27th to March 6th this year. A specialist in contemporary Islam, Professor Filiu teaches at Sciences-Po in Paris and is the author of Apocalypse in Islam (2011) and Arab Revolution, ten lessons from the democratic uprising (2011). He is co-author of Best of Enemies, A History of US and Middle East Relations (2012), a graphic novel about the US-Middle East conflict, and most recently published Le nouveau Moyen-Orient. Les peuples à l’heure de la révolution syrienne (2013).
While in residence, Professor Filiu shared his expertise with several groups on campus, giving both public lectures and private student seminars. Topics included "The European Union and the Arab World in Times of Crisis: Missed Opportunities or Historical Adjustments?,” “The Challenge of the Crisis in Mali for France and Europe,” “Gaza and the Future of Palestine: A Changing Paradigm,” and “Revolution, Islamism and Jihadism in North Africa” - with interdisciplinary co-sponsors that included the Center for European Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Professor Filiu recently shared his impressions of Harvard and his experiences on campus during his weekly radio show, Médi 1 Radio, which airs throughout North Africa.