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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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Arab Studies Certificate Student Named State Dept. Rangel Fellow

Congratulations to Arab Studies Certificate student Sofia Gomez on her U.S. State Department Rangel Fellowship, a program that prepares outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the U.S. Foreign Service ...
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MAAS Alums Honored at MESA

Congratulations to 2017 Middle East Studies Association Awards honorees, including MAAS alums Bassam Haddad, recipient of the Jere L. Bacharach Service Award, and Lucia Volk, winner of the Undergraduate Education Award for outstanding teaching! ...
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CCAS Launches Partnership with Status Hour

CCAS is excited to announce a new partnership with Status Hour to provide expert content from a diverse range of voices on the Middle East. The latest issue features two videos from the CCAS archives—lectures from Talal Asad and Laleh Khalili ...
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CCAS Professor Joseph Sassoon publishes book chapter on China and Iraq

Prof. Joseph Sassoon recently published "China and Iraq" in The Red Star and the Crescent: China and the Middle East ...
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MAAS alum Dena Takruri honored by ADC

Congratulations to Dena Takruri (MAAS ’08), 2017 Recipient of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Rose Nader Award for "speaking truth to power and giving voice to those unheard" through her bold journalism ...