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Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) at Georgetown University directs the nation’s only Master of Arts in Arab Studies (MAAS) program. Our rigorous Arabic language training and multidisciplinary approach draw on the expertise of an academically diverse faculty. CCAS also hosts a rich calendar of public events, a Department of Education Title VI-supported outreach program for K-14 educators, and a growing multimedia and publications program.

CCAS News:

Graham Pitts

CCAS Announces 2018-2019 ADF Fellow

CCAS is pleased to announce that Dr. Graham Auman Pitts has been selected as the American Druze Foundation (ADF) Fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year.  The ADF Fellowship was established at CCAS in 2012 to support and promote scholarship on Druze communities ...
Saudi woman holding drivers license

Washington Post publishes op-ed by Prof. Judith Tucker

Prof. Judith Tucker writes in the Washington Post with Miriam Lowi that Saudi reforms expand women's rights while denying them a voice ...
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MAAS alum wins grant for documentary on an Algerian village’s forced resettlement

MAAS alum and filmmaker Dorothee Kellou has been awarded a grant from the Arab Fund for the Arts and Culture to complete her documentary, Out of Place, in which she travels with her father to his childhood village to gather memories from the local population of their forced resettlement by colonial France ...
Junya Matsuura

CCAS Mourns the Loss of MAAS Alum Junya Matsuura (’93)

CCAS recently learned of the tragic death of MAAS alum Junya Matsuura, who passed away earlier this year. At the time of his death, Mr. Matsuura was serving as the Deputy Head of Mission at Japan’s Embassy to Pakistan in Islamabad, where he worked to promote bilateral relations between the two countries ...
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MAAS Student Co-Authors Article on Refugee Education

Education is the key to refugee integration in Europe, writes MAAS student Nicoleta Nichifor ('19) for News Deeply.