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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 Title VI-supported outreach program for K-14 educators, and a growing multimedia and publications program.

CCAS News:

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CCAS Assistant Academic Director Honored by Georgetown Grad Students

Congratulations to Kelli Harris, CCAS Assistant Director of Academic Programs, who recently received the Distinguished Staff Award at the 2018 Graduate Student Awards ceremony! ...
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MAAS Student Publishes Article on Muslim-Americans

MAAS student Ada Mullol recently published an article "Past, Present, and Future of American Muslims" that she wrote as part of her ICFJ-UNF reporting fellowship, "The World in 2030." ...
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MAAS Alum Speaks to NPR about Syria

MAAS alum Bassam Haddad ('94) talks to NPR about Syria's internal wars and external interventions ...
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Annual Kareema Khoury Distinguished Lecture: APRIL 19

Featuring renowned painter & writer, Kamal Boullata Artwork: Kamal Boullata, Angelus I-1, 2016 ...
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New Book Published by CCAS Adjunct

Adjunct Assistant Professor Nejm Benessaiah contributed to recently published book, Law and Property in Algeria: Anthropological Perspectives. His chapter is titled "Anomie and the Post-Colonial State: Local Justice in the M’zab." ...