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2014 Archived Stories

MAAS Students Joudah and Kellou Are Co-Winners of Oxtoby Prize

MAAS Students Joudah and Kellou Are Co-Winners of Oxtoby Prize

CCAS is pleased to announce the co-winners of the Willard J. Oxtoby essay prize for an outstanding essay by a ...
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Tunisia caught between fear and stability

By CCAS professor Noureddine Jebnoun for AlJazeera ...
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Resistance in Occupied Western Sahara: women defining a society

Written by CCAS student Erica Vásquez for Open Democracy ...
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CCAS publishes paper on Tunisian Revolutions by Julia Clancy-Smith

In the latest CCAS occasional paper, Julia Clancy-Smith explores how Tunisia's coast became a Mediterranean playground for transnational elites and ...
CCAS and ADF Launch Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Druze and Arab Studies

CCAS and ADF Launch Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Druze and Arab Studies

CCAS is pleased to announce the establishment of the American Druze Foundation (ADF) Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Druze and Arab Studies ...
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Announcing Kuwait-American Foundation Scholarship Recipient

CCAS and the Kuwait-America Foundation are pleased to award a full scholarship to Jordanian student, Ms. Afaf Khoshman. The Center ...
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Syrian Refugee Women in Lebanon: Gendering Violence through Johan Galtung

Written by CCAS student Ellie Swingewood for the E-International Relations ...
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Ghosts of the Future: Fears of a Phantom Referendum Haunt the Turkish-Syrian Border

Written by Georgetown University History Ph.D. student Nick Danforth and Noga Malkin for the Middle East Research and Information Project ...
Jamal Daniel Levant Foundation Features Scholarship Recipients

Jamal Daniel Levant Foundation Features Scholarship Recipients

The Jamal Daniel Fund for the Study of the Levant is pleased to feature its post-doctoral fellows and scholarship recipients ...
CCAS Forges New Relationship with Peking University

CCAS Forges New Relationship with Peking University

CCAS Director Osama Abi-Mershed and MAAS Director Judith Tucker traveled in December to Beijing, China, where they participated in a ...
When Definitions of ‰"Common‰" Property Differ

When Definitions of ‰”Common‰” Property Differ

CCAS Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Karen Rignall talks about her study of land tenure in rural Morocco, and offers some surprising ...
A Lebanese secular activist, holds up a pro-civil marriage banner as she marches with other participants in a march calling for secularism and the abolishment of sectarianism, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday April 25, 2010. Thousands of Lebanese marched Sunday toward to the Lebanese parliament demanding for secularism in the deeply divided country along religious sects say secular laws will lead Lebanon to stability. Lebanon is deeply divided along sectarian lines and the country passed through a 15-year civil war between Muslims and Christians. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

The Passions Surrounding Civil Marriage

CCAS Post-Doctoral Fellow Raja Abillama asks what debates over civil marriage law in Lebanon tell us about secularism in Arab ...
CCAS Faculty Member Speaks at ADC Conference

CCAS Faculty Member Speaks at ADC Conference

Carnegie Fellow Saleh Abdel Jawad gave the keynote lecture. CCAS would like to congratulate Dr. Saleh Abdel Jawad for the ...
Life, Death, and War in Post-2003 Iraq

Life, Death, and War in Post-2003 Iraq

Recent MAAS graduate Kevin Davis reviews fellow alumnus's Sinan Antoon's book, The Corpse Washer. Recent MAAS graduate Kevin Davis reviews ...
Mabruk, Class of 2014!

Mabruk, Class of 2014!

CCAS congratulates the MAAS class of 2014 in their graduation from Georgetown on May 16, 2014. The Center for Contemporary ...
This Election's No Cause for Celebration

This Election’s No Cause for Celebration

CCAS Carnegie Centennial Fellow Lahouari Addi critiques Algeria’s political system as it holds what is essentially a rigged presidential election ...
Moroccan Ambassador Visits CCAS

Moroccan Ambassador Visits CCAS

Morocco's ambassador to the US, Mr. Rachad Bouhlal, met exclusively with CCAS students to discuss a variety of topics. On ...
Don‰'t Always Trust the Numbers

Don‰’t Always Trust the Numbers

CCAS Post-doctoral Fellow Hannes Baumann explains why he thinks international monitors of corruption failed to identify what was really happening ...
Qatari Ambassador Meets with CCAS Community

Qatari Ambassador Meets with CCAS Community

His Excellency Mohamed Bin Jaham Al Kuwari dialogued with CCAS faculty and students about his new position as Qatar's ambassador ...
Reflections on an Egyptian Coup

Reflections on an Egyptian Coup

By Steven Gertz On January 29, 2014, the Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and the Center for Contemporary Arab ...
Obama and the Middle East: Rebalancing or Just Stumbling About?

Obama and the Middle East: Rebalancing or Just Stumbling About?

Former CCAS Director Michael Hudson speaks about Obama's foreign policy in the Middle East at Harvard University's Middle East Initiative ...
What Does Power Look Like?

What Does Power Look Like?

Interview by Steven Gertz On October 23, 2013, Dr. Mehran Kamrava, director of the Center for International and Regional Studies ...