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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:

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Faculty book reviewed by Middle Eastern Studies

Congratulations to Adjunct Professor Noureddine Jebnoun, whose book on Tunisia's national intelligence system has received favorable reviews, most recently from the journal Middle Eastern Studies ...
Alaa Mufleh

Alumni Spotlight: Alaa Mufleh (MAAS ’18)

"I have learned that when you bring consciousness to anything, things begin to shift and that is how you inspire and initiate change,” says Alaa Mufleh, a 2018 graduate of the MAAS program. Read more about Alaa's future plans, including climbing Mt. Everest as part of an all-Arab women's team! ...
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Dr. Susan Douglass Honored by Miami-Dade Council for the Social Studies

On April 24, CCAS Education Outreach Coordinator, Dr. Susan Douglass, received the 2018 Paul S. Hanson Award from the Miami-Dade Council for the Social Studies (MDCSS), a chapter of the National Council for Social Studies.  ...
Susan Douglass with Jim Buxton

CCAS Education Outreach Coordinator Speaks at Rhode Island Town Hall

Dr. Susan Douglass, the Education Outreach Coordinator at CCAS, spoke this week at a day-long discussion and town hall hosted by a Rhode Island school district to help educators better understand Islam in America ...
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MAAS Alum to Teach Media & the Arab World this Summer

This summer MAAS alum and media specialist Jeffrey Ghannam will return to Georgetown to teach "Media in the Arab World." The seminar class, which will begin May 21, will explore media coverage of key events in contemporary Middle Eastern history with an eye toward understanding the media's intertwined roles of informing the public and influencing foreign policies ...