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Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) at Georgetown University directs the nation’s only Master of Arts in Arab Studies (MAAS) program. Our rigorous Arabic language training and multidisciplinary approach draw on the expertise of an academically diverse faculty. CCAS also hosts a rich calendar of public events, a Department of Education Title VI-supported outreach program for K-14 educators, and a growing multimedia and publications program.

CCAS News:


Literary Massacre in Kuwait

MAAS student Abrar Alshammari writes for ArabLit about book banning and the literary resistance in Kuwait. ...
Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

Professor Jebnoun’s book reviewed by the Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

“Tunisia’s National Intelligence makes a useful contribution to debates about security sector reform and demonstrates the powerful legacy of authoritarian rule in Tunisia,” writes the reviewer. ...
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CCAS Awarded Title VI Grant from U.S. Dept. of Education

CCAS is proud to announce that have been awarded a 4-year grant to be a National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa (NRC-MENA) through the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI program. This grant supports our wide range of K-14 education outreach and public programming, and the teaching of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew.  ...
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CCAS is hiring!

Interested in engaging with a vibrant intellectual community and meeting amazing scholars from around the world? Check out the CCAS Events Coordinator position! ...
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CCAS Education Coordinator publishes article in Oxford Handbook

Susan Douglass, MAAS alum and CCAS Education Outreach Coordinator traces the history and development of faith-based private schools in the U.S. for the Oxford Handbook on Religion and American Education ...