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2016 Archived Stories

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Now accepting applications for the ADF Post-doctoral Fellowship

The American Druze Foundation (ADF) Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Druze and Arab Studies promotes specialized social scientific research on the Druze ...
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Visit CCAS at MESA!

CCAS will be at MESA in Boston this week! Stop by booth #42 to learn more about the Master of ...
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MAAS Student Brings Lessons from Endurance Horse Racing to the Hilltop

Uma Mencia Uranga is graduate student in the MAAS program, but outside of her academic career she is a professional ...
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MAAS Alum Publishes Thesis Research in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Nada Soudy (MAAS '13) has published a comparative study of 1.5 and second-generation Egyptian ‘expatriates’ in Qatar and ‘immigrants’ in ...
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CCAS Professor and Student to Speak at Center for Social Justice Education Week

On November 7, Prof. Fida Adely and MAAS student Haydn Welch will speak on the panel "Girls Education - Local ...
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Orient News Interviews Marwa Daoudy

CCAS' Marwa Daoudy speaks to Orient News TV on Syria ...
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The representation of youth by the Islamic State

MAAS student Agathe Christien ('18) writes for the Journal of Terrorism Research about the Islamic State's use of youth representations ...
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The Need for Radical Transformation in Responding to Climate Change

As part of Georgetown's Global Futures Initiative, CCAS Professor Marwa Daoudy discusses the need for a radically new environmental and ...
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CCAS Mourns the Passing of Dr. John Ruedy

The CCAS community was deeply saddened by the recent loss of one of its preeminent founders, early visionaries, and longtime ...
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The Arab Shi‘a Nexus: Understanding Iran’s Influence in the Arab World

MAAS alum Jill Ricotta (2016) writes for the Washington Quarterly about the precarious state of Arab Shi'a resulting from escalating ...
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Pedagogy Project, Gaza in Context, is Released Today!

Two years after the onslaught on Gaza that killed over 2200 people, a group of activists, academics and artists has ...
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Why Does the Media Ignore ISIS’s Muslim Victims?

MAAS student Zoya Waliany ('17) writes for Muftah on the media's failure to discuss ISIS' Muslim victims ...
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The crisis of higher education for Syrian refugees

CCAS Professor Mohammad AlAhmad writes for Brookings about the crisis of higher education in Syria that he has witnessed firsthand ...
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Sieges in Syria: Profiteering from Misery

"No longer simply a military tactic to subdue opponents, sieges have also become a profitable enterprise, encompassing a complex web ...
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CCAS mourns the passing of H.E. Ambassador Clovis Maksoud

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ambassador Clovis Maksoud on May 15, 2016, at Medstar ...
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Cult of personality: How Trump uses the playbook of Europe’s far right

Dr. Joseph Sassoon talks to Newsweek about the cult of personality in the 2016 presidential campaign ...
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Digitizing Refugees

MAAS student Timothy Loh ('16) examines the effect of technology on forced displacement for Gnovis: A Journal of Communication, Culture, ...
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Getting Online in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

MAAS alum Sacha Robehmed ('15) writes about her research in the Kurdistan region of Iraq on technologies being used by ...
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MAAS Student Casey Bahr Named Boren Fellow

MAAS student Casey Bahr has been awarded a Boren Fellowship to study Arabic in Jordan this summer. An initiative of ...
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The bloody consequences of US hypocrisy are on full display in Yemen

MAAS student Kristina Bogos ('17) writes for Quartz about the implications of US weapons trade ...
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CCAS hosts Oberoi Distinguished Roundtable

The Indian Ocean in Global Perspective: Mobility, Exchange, and Transformations On Thursday, April 21, 2016, CCAS was pleased to host ...
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CCAS Hosts Conference on State-Business Relations in the Middle East

On April 13-14, 2016, the CCAS was pleased to host the international workshop, "State-Business Relations In The Middle East." The workshop ...
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MAAS Student Timothy Loh Named Davis Fellow for Peace

The CCAS congratulates second-year MAAS student Timothy Loh, who was recently named a 2016 Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace, as well ...
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Syrian Lives Matter

"The suffering of Syrians is seen through four distorted lenses. But to find a sustainable political solution in Syria, we ...
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Joseph Sassoon Publishes New Book on the Anatomy of Authoritarianism

Anatomy of Authoritarianism In the Arab Republics The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies is pleased to congratulate Dr. Joseph Sassoon, ...
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CCAS hosts ADF Post-Doctoral Fellowship Inaugural Ceremony

On February 11, 2016, the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies was pleased to host the American Druze Foundation (ADF) Post-Doctoral ...
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World Religions and Islam in US Textbooks

The inaugural event included a talk by CCAS' first ADF Fellow Dr. Alex Henley on how religious sects built new ...
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My Brother’s Keeper: The Double Experience of Refugee Aid-Workers

Noga Malkin (MAAS '15) writes for the Journal of Peacebuilding & Development about the the unintended effects of participatory approaches ...
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Jean-Pierre Filiu Delivers Talk on The Twelfth Israeli War on Gaza

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies recently had the privilege of hosting Jean-Pierre Filiu, Professor of Middle East Studies at ...
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Announcing the Nina Brekelmans Memorial Scholarship 5K

In memory of MAAS alum ('15) Nina Brekelmans, the CCAS and Georgetown Running Club are hosting the Nina Brekelmans Memorial ...
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Saddam’s ISIS? The Terrorist Group’s Real Origin Story

MAAS student Michael Brill writes for Foreign Affairs, debunking myths about the origin of ISIS ...