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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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Princeton University Press Publishes Book by MAAS Alum

Congratulations to Georgetown Professor Alexander Thurston ('09) on his latest published book, Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist Movement. The Mortara Center for International Studies recently hosted a launch event on February 7, 2018 ...
Huda Asfour Performance

CCAS and the Travel Ban(d) Music Series

In partnership with the Friday Music Series at Georgetown University, CCAS will bring musicians from countries that have been affected by recent U.S. policies, giving artists a chance to combine their performance with their politics ...
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CCAS Professor Receives Rare Honor from Oxford

CCAS is pleased to congratulate Professor Joseph Sassoon on his induction into the Chancellors Court of Benefactors at the University of Oxford. The lifetime position is a rare honor designated for individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the university ...
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MAAS Alum Featured in AramcoWorld

AramcoWorld Magazine recently featured MAAS alumna Roberta Dougherty ('88), Yale's librarian for Middle East Studies, in an article on the history of Arabic language studies in U.S. colleges and universities ...
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MAAS Student Presents Paper on Migrants in Morocco

MAAS student Kaylee Steck presented her paper "A Study of Migrant Social Activism in Morocco" at the Association of Global South Studies in Marrakech, Morocco in December ...