According to its website, "Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies supports research and teaching on a broad range of topics related to the region" through "a master’s degree in Regional Studies—Middle East and three joint doctoral degrees with the departments of Anthropology, History, and the History of Art and Architecture." In How Harvard Rules (1989), John Trumpbour Identifies Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) as a bulwark of support for Zionism on the Harvard campus, in the 1970s and '80s especially (HHR 89). Trumpbour notes that CMES's Zionism was especially pronounced under the leadership of director Nadav Safran, who was heavily funded by the CIA (HHR 69). CMES was led by and produced many academics who promoted false histories of "illegal Arab immigration to Palestine during the British Mandate years" (for example, former CMES director David Landes) (HHR 90).
Today, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies continues to celebrate Israel and peddle Zionist propaganda aimed at whitewashing the realities of Israel's ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homeland and theft of Palestinian resources. In collaboration with Harvard's Center for Jewish Studies, CMES runs a seminar entitled "Israeli Law, Literature, and Society," which according to CMES seeks to "stimulate academic debate about the multifaceted nature of Israeli society." CMES notes that this seminar is open to the public. In addition to its Israeli Law, Literature, and Society seminar, CMES coordinates courses such as "Renaissance and Revolution: Judaism, Zionism, and Israel" and "Archaeology and History of Israel/Palestine from the Second Temple to the Early Islamic Period." As their titles suggest, these CMES course celebrate Israel and whitewash over the experiences of Palestinians living under Israeli settlement expansion, ethnic cleansing, and apartheid.
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Noah Feldman who is a Harvard Law School professor and the director of HLS's (staunchly Zionist) Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish & Israeli Law, is also a faculty member of Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Other Harvard Law School faculty who also serve as faculty at the CMES include Intisar A. Rabb and Kristen Stilt.
Harvard Kennedy School Professor of International Affairs and Faculty Chair of HKS Belfer Center's International Security Programs Stephen M. Walt, Harvard Kennedy School Professor of Public Policy at Tarek Masoud, and Harvard Kennedy School Professor Meghan O'Sullivan are each also faculty members of Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
Raytheon board member Meghan O'Sullivan is a faculty member of Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES).
Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School Salmaan Keshavjee is also a faculty member of Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
The Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Harvard Center for Jewish Studies collaborate to run a seminar, open to the public, entitled "Israeli Law, Literature, and Society." As evidenced by its title, the seminar celebrates Israel while whitewashing Israel's ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homeland and theft of Palestinian resources.