Arab Studies Certificate Students Present Capstone Research - Center for Contemporary Arab Studies | Georgetown University
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Congratulations to this year’s cohort of students who completed the Undergraduate Arab Studies Certificate at CCAS and presented their research at last week’s colloquium!  

The Center for Contemporary Arab studies offers a Certificate of Arab Studies at both the graduate and undergraduate level. As part of the undergraduate certificate program, students write a capstone research paper in conjunction with the class “Understanding the Arab World,” which was taught by CCAS Professor Danial Neep during the 2017-2018 academic year.

This year five seniors completed the Arab Studies Undergraduate Certificate program and presented their capstone papers in a colloquium on April 13, 2018. Dr. Fida Adely, Academic Director at CCAS, gave the opening remarks. We are pleased to congratulate this year’s cohort on their excellent research projects and presentations:

Matthew Robinson (Georgetown College ’18)

“Health in Crisis: A Report on Health Needs and Perceptions in the Lives and Communities of Internally Displaced Persons”

Vanessa Sorrentino (School of Foreign Service ’18)

“The Politicization of Education: How the Ba’th regimes in Syria and Iraq Used Education to Create Distinct National Identities”

Liam Foskett (School of Foreign Service ’18)

“Reclaiming the Desert: Physical Space as a Paradigm for Tribe-State Relations in Saudi Arabia”

Lauren Stricker (School of Foreign Service ’18)

“The Gender Dynamics of Conflict Negotiation & Peacemaking: A Syrian Case Study”

Sofia Gomez (School of Foreign Service ’18)

“Generations of Palestinian Women’s Political Activism: Shifting Forms and Spaces of Participation”

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Top (L to R): Liam Foskett, Matthew Robinson
Bottom (L to R): Vanessa Sorrentino, Lauren Stricker, Sofia Gomez