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2015 Archived Stories

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MAAS Student Wins International Affairs Writing Competition

MAAS student Jill Ricotta won the International Affairs Forum Student Writing Competition for her article on the future of Iraq ...
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Meet the Refugees that Alabama Would Turn Away

MAAS grad and Birmingham-native Ava Leone (2011) writes, "Refugees are not a threat to Alabama or any other American state ...
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CCAS Mourns the loss of H.E. Abdulkarim Al-Eryani

CCAS was saddened by the news that H.E. Abdulkarim Al-Eryani, a member of the CCAS Board of Advisors and longtime friend ...
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Prof. Rochelle Davis Interviewed by Wired on Refugee Crisis

Turning Away Refugees Won’t Fight Terrorism, and Might Make It Worse ...
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Prof. Emad Shahin writes about Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections for Foreign Affairs

"Today’s Egypt is not Mubarak’s Egypt. Rather, it is a state transitioning from single-party rule to a new system whose ...
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Prof. Marwa Daoudy Talks to National Post about Syrian Refugees

CCAS Professor Dr. Marwa Daoudy discusses national identity and the peaceful coexistence of religions in pre-war Syria ...
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MAAS Student Awarded Fellowship at Institute for the Study of Diplomacy

Gillian Schreiber (MAAS '16) has been named a 2015-2016 Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. The fellowship ...
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MAAS Student Paper Selected as Semi-Finalist by International Affairs Forum

MAAS student Anela Malik's paper "Refugees‰ Right to Work: Economic Justification for Ideal Refugee Rights" named semi-finalist in International Affairs ...
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Washington Post Quotes Dr. Rochelle Davis

CCAS' Dr. Rochelle Davis was interviewed by the Washington Post about the Syrian refugee crisis ...
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Announcing the Nina Brekelmans Memorial Fund

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, in partnership with the Brekelmans family, announces the establishment of the Nina Brekelmans Scholarship ...
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Rethinking the Arab State: the Collapse of Legitimacy in Arab Politics

Led by professor emeritus Michael Hudson, eight experts analyze the crisis of legitimacy of the Arab state in the wake ...
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MAAS Grad Writes for Middle East Institute

Building on her thesis research, recent grad Erica Vasquez (MAAS '15) analyzes Morocco's counterterrorism strategy and its implications for Western ...
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CCAS Visits Yarrow Mamout Archaeological Dig

Archaeologists work at Georgetown site to locate the remains of Yarrow Mamout, whose life offers an important counter narrative to ...
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MAAS student awarded Bou Scholarship

Will Todmann (MAAS '16) has been awarded a 2015 Bou Scholarship for international students. Will Todman, a rising second-year MAAS ...
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The CCAS mourns the ‰loss of Nina Brekelmans‰

The CCAS community is deeply saddened to learn of the death on June 3, 2015‰ of Nina Brekelmans (MAAS '15), ...
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Joseph Sassoon Named Al Sabah Chair at CCAS

CCAS is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Sassoon has been appointed Associate Professor and Sheikh Sabah Al Salem Al ...
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Moroccan activists fight to give migrants dignified burial

CCAS alumna Dorothee Myriam Kellou writes for France 24 about the fight to ensure dignified burials for Moroccan migrants ...
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Embassy of Qatar Inducted into 1789 Society

CCAS congratulates HE Ambassador Mohammed Jaham Al Kuwari on the induction of the Embassy of the State of Qatar into ...
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Religious education, religious literacy, and Islam as an exceptional religion

CCAS Education Outreach Coordinator Susan Douglass writes for the Brookings Institution about the need for students living in pluralistic societies ...
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Descendants of Morocco’s Veterans Face Violent Evictions

CCAS student Samia Erazzouki writes about her research on the destruction of historically-significant communities in Morocco for Huffington Post ...
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Noura Erakat Receives International Women’s Day Honor

CCAS faculty member Noura Erakat honored in The 2nd Annual Harvard Law International Women‰'s Day Portrait Exhibit, which showcases the ...
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The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Of ISIL Exceptionalism

CCAS student Kathleen Bouzis takes the idea of ISIL exceptionalism to task in a Huffington Post op-ed ...
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Egyptian youth have broken barrier of fear says Dr. Emad Shahin

CCAS Visiting Professor Dr. Emad Shahin speaks with NPR about progress in Egypt since the Arab Spring ...
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CCAS to Launch MOOC Initiative with Queen Rania Foundation

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies is pleased to announce its new collaborative initiative with the Queen Rania Foundation for ...
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Infographic: Understanding Sectarianism

CCAS student Craig Browne writes for Open Democracy about the meaning of sectarianism in Syria and the Middle East ...
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Generalizing About the Arab Spring is Playing with Fire

Written by CCAS student Faisal Kattan and John Esposito for the Middle East Eye ...
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Spring Arabic Film Series

Sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies ...
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The Roots of Conflict: From Settler-Colonialism to Military Occupation in the Western Sahara

CCAS student Erica Vásquez writes for Jadaliyya about the roots of settler-colonialism and military occupation in the Western Sahara ...
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Feminists Negotiating Power in Egypt

Written by CCAS Carnegie Scholar Hoda al-Sadda for 50.50 Inclusive Democracy ...
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The Middle East, Hallucination, and the Cartographic Imagination

CCAS Professor Daniel Neep examines popular fascination with remapping the Middle East ...