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2011 Archived Stories

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Dr. Noureddine Jebnoun Gives Interview to Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera Arabic’s show “Behind the News” recently invited CCAS faculty member Dr. Noureddine Jebnoun to comment on U.S. diplomatic ...
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Dr. Sebastian Gunther Speaks on Ibn Rushd and Thomas Aquinas

Dr. Sebastian Günther, Professor and Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Göttingen, Germany, and President of ...
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Samer Shehata Calls for Reform of the Egyptian Security State

Last month, CCAS Assistant Professor Dr. Samer Shehata participated in the ezine Jadaliyya’s electronic roundtable, titled “Authoritarianism Without Autocrats?” Dr ...
MAAS Student Makes a Splash on Wikipedia

MAAS Student Makes a Splash on Wikipedia

The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that runs the Wikipedia website, launched a pilot program during the 2010-2011 academic year called ...
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Samer Shehata Discusses Muslim Brotherhood on NPR

WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR station, recently spoke with Dr. Samer Shehataabout an interview conducted by DePaul University’s Laith al-Saud with leaders ...
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Albright and Hagel Publish Op-Ed Criticizing Government International Education Cuts

CCAS houses Georgetown’s National Resource Center (NRC) on the Middle East, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s ...
Voice of America Highlights Title VI Educators' Workshop on Musical Traditions of the Middle East

Voice of America Highlights Title VI Educators’ Workshop on Musical Traditions of the Middle East

A recently published Voice of America News feature on music and political change highlighted an educators’ workshop jointly sponsored by ...
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Samer Shehata Speaks About Egypt’s Future on C-SPAN

Samer Shehata, Assistant Professor of Arab Politics at CCAS, was a guest on the July 3rd edition of C-SPAN’s "Washington ...
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Noura Erakat Responds to Obama’s Declaration of U.S. Support for 1967 Borders

On May 19, President Obama declared in his speech about the Arab Spring that a Palestinian state must be based ...
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Noureddine Jebnoun Reports on Refugees at the Tunisia-Libya Border

I had the opportunity to visit the Tunisian-Libyan border in Ras Ajdir in April 2011, where thousands of refugees have ...
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Kojo Nnamdi Interviews Samer Shehata on the Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation Agreement

On the May 5 NPR program "The Kojo Nnamdi Show," CCAS Assistant Professor Dr. Samer Shehata answered questions about the ...
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Scholars Speak on the Crisis of Authoritarian Rule in North Africa

On April 27, the Center hosted two specialists in North Africa and Arab politics, Drs. Lahouari Addi and Abdullatif Ahmida, ...
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CCAS Faculty Discuss the MENA Region’s Political Turmoil on NPR’s

On the April 26 edition of NPR's "The Diane Rehm Show," CCAS Assistant Professor Dr. Samer Shehata and CCAS adjunct ...
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CCAS Co-Sponsors Conference With USIP: Democratization and Conflict in the Arab World

On Wednesday, May 4, CCAS will join the United States Institute for Peace (USIP) and Georgetown University’s Democracy and Governance ...
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Contextualizing the Revolutions: CCAS Continues its Series on Revolution in the Arab World

As an installment in its series, “Revolution in the Arab World: The Long View,” CCAS welcomed scholars Laleh Khalili of ...
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Samer Shehata on NPR

On the April 15 edition of NPR’s “Marketplace,” CCAS assistant professor Dr. Samer Shehata read his commentary on the World ...
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Noura Erakat on Goldstone’s Recent Editorial

CCAS adjunct instructor Noura Erakat recently responded in an Al Jazeera English op-ed to Justice Richard Goldstone's recent editorial in ...
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Noureddine Jebnoun Discusses Libyan and Bahraini Uprisings on Alhurra

In March, CCAS adjunct professor Dr. Noureddine Jebnoun was a guest on the Alhurra television show “All Directions.” He commented ...
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Samer Shehata in NYT: Arab Militaries Can Take the Lead on a No-Fly Zone in Libya

In a recent New York Times “Room for Debate” post, CCAS Assistant Professor Samer Shehata highlighted the significance of the ...
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Bassam Haddad: Why Syria Is Not Next…So Far

CCAS adjunct professor Bassam Haddad explains why Syria has not witnessed a comparative level of unrest while other authoritarian regimes ...
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Center Heads to Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

CCAS will be exhibiting and selling its publications and those of its faculty at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair ...
CCAS Examines Arab World Diasporas and Migrations in 2011 Symposium, A Sense of Place

CCAS Examines Arab World Diasporas and Migrations in 2011 Symposium, A Sense of Place

On March 21 and 22, CCAS will explore the topic of Arab world diasporas and migrations for its 2011 symposium, ...
Georgetown Expertise Showcased at Outreach Workshop on Authoritarianism and Protest in the Arab World

Georgetown Expertise Showcased at Outreach Workshop on Authoritarianism and Protest in the Arab World

The CCAS educational outreach program held a workshop for pre-college teachers on February 22, 2011 to help understand current events ...
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Dr. Noureddine Jebnoun on U.S. Policy Toward Middle East Civil Society

Dr. Noureddine Jebnoun recently published an op-ed on the ezine Jaddaliya, urging the United States to step away from its ...
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Samer Shehata Publishes Op-Ed on New York Times website

In a February 17 op-ed on the New York Times website, CCAS Assistant Professor of Arab Politics Samer Shehata delineated ...
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Dr. Jean-Francois Seznec on Bahrain: Khalifas must open up or risk outside intervention

In a Foreign Policy article on the unrest in Bahrain, CCAS Visiting Associate Professor Jean-François Seznec enumerated the dangers that ...
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A Statement From CCAS to the Tunisian and Egyptian People

The faculty and staff for the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies congratulate the peoples of Tunisia and Egypt on their ...
CCAS Professors Address Egyptian Protests

CCAS Professors Address Egyptian Protests

On Monday evening, CCAS’s Drs. Tamim al-Barghouti and Adel Iskandar, Assistant Visiting Professor and Adjunct Assistant Professor, respectively, spoke to ...
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Michael Hudson Reflects on Egyptian Uprising

In his recent article on Jadaliyya.com, “Egypt on the Brink: The Arab World at a Tipping Point?” Dr. Michael Hudson ...
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Elliott Colla Writes on Poetry of the Egyptian Revolution

Dr. Elliott Colla, a member of CCAS's Executive Committee, recently published an article on the ezine Jadaliyya.com entitled "The Poetry ...
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Samer Shehata Appears on The Colbert Report

On Monday, January 31, CCAS's Dr. Samer Shehata appeared as a guest on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report on a ...
MAAS Alum Publishes Photos of Egyptian Uprising on Blog

MAAS Alum Publishes Photos of Egyptian Uprising on Blog

Timothy Kaldas, a 2008 MAAS alum and professional photographer living in Cairo, has published a number of exceptional photographs of ...
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Samer Shehata Addresses Egyptian Protests on Diane Rehm Show

On January 27, CCAS Assistant Professor Samer Shehata appeared as a guest on NPR's Diane Rehm Show to discuss the ...
Panel Discusses Post-Revolt Tunisia

Panel Discusses Post-Revolt Tunisia

Last week, a panel of three experts addressed the events that have unfolded in Tunisia. Dr. William Zartman, Professor Emeritus, ...
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Noureddine Jebnoun Comments on Tunisian Uprising on NPR

On the January 20 Diane Rehm Show, alongside Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC TV) senior correspondent Nadia Bilbassy and former ...
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Faculty Member and Alumna Publish Op-Eds on Egypt’s Coptic Situation

Early on New Year’s Day, a bombing at Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt killed 25 Coptic worshippers. Adel Iskandar, an ...
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Dr. Jean-Francois Seznec Weighs Democracy on the Doha Debates

In November 2010, CCAS Visiting Associate Professor Dr. Jean-François Seznec appeared on the BBC World News program The Doha Debates, ...