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    CCAS Publishes Summer/Fall 2014 Newsletter

    Highlights of the newsletter include Saleh Abdel Jawad on why Palestinians supported the Ottomans during World War I, Charles Anderson on the Palestinian "Great Revolt" of 1936-39, and a page summarizing the year-long seminar series "The New Middle East: The First World War 100 Years Later."

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    Breaking New Ground

    MAAS alumna Judith Mendelsohn Rood talks about her doctoral research as a Lady Davis Dissertation Fellow at Hebrew University and as the Islamic Court of Jerusalem’s first female researcher.

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    CCAS Faculty Member Speaks at ADC Conference

    Carnegie Fellow Saleh Abdel Jawad gave the keynote lecture.

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    Life, Death, and War in Post-2003 Iraq

    Recent MAAS graduate Kevin Davis reviews fellow alumnus's Sinan Antoon's book, The Corpse Washer.

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    Mabruk, Class of 2014!

    CCAS congratulates the MAAS class of 2014 in their graduation from Georgetown on May 16, 2014.

Few regions command as much attention as the Arab world. Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies has furthered understanding of this vital area with excellence and distinction, illuminating the lives and experiences of the Arabs today—al- `Arab al-yawm.

Learn more about the Center.


Mustafa Aksakal, "The Ottoman Empire" in The Cambridge History of the First World War, volume 1 (2014), 459-478.

Elliott Colla, "The Military-Literary Complex, Jadaliyya (July 8, 2014)

Yvonne Haddad, "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Anglicans in Palestine/Israel and Christian-Muslim Relations," Anglican Theological Review (January 1, 2014), 109-131.

Yvonne Haddad with Nazir Nader Harb, "Post 9-11: Making Islam an American Religion," Religions 5:2 (2014), 477-501.

For a list of archived references to faculty articles, click here.

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Arab Studies Journal: A peer-reviewed, independent multidisciplinary forum in the field of Arab and Middle Eastern studies. Click on the link for ASJ's latest issue: Spring 2012 Vol XX No 1.

Jadaliyya: An independent ezine produced by ASI (Arab Studies Institute), the umbrella organization that produces Arab Studies Journal and runs the Documentary Film Collective 'Quilting Point.' National Resource Center on the Middle East: CCAS houses this U.S. Department of Education Title VI Center at Georgetown. Palestine Poster Project: An archive of some 3,000 Palestine posters from myriad sources.


Directions to the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (ICC 241):

Enter from the Georgetown University main gates at 37th and O streets. Take the path to the right which will bring you directly to a red brick building, the Intercultural Center (ICC). Enter the main doors and turn left. Take the stairs or the elevators down one level to the second floor. Go straight out of the elevator, and turn left at the first hallway. The wooden double doors at the end of this hallway mark the entrance to the Center. Feel free to contact the Center at 202-687-5793 if you have any trouble locating the offices.

For a map of Georgetown and the location of the ICC, see the icon "Maps & Directions" below. Click here for information on parking at Georgetown, and here for a schedule of the G2 bus, which stops right outside of Georgetown's gates. Click here for a schedule of the Georgetown University Transportation System (GUTS Bus), which runs from the Rosslyn and DuPont Circle Metro stations to Georgetown University.

Center for Contemporary Arab Studies241 Intercultural CenterWashington D.C. 20057-1020Phone: (202) 687.5793Fax: (202)

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