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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:

Roberta Dougherty walks through the Yale University Library

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 ...
Picture of Kaylee Steck and three others at a conference in Morocco

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 ...
Cover of the book Comparative Area Studies

Oxford publishes book by MAAS alum

Congratulations to MAAS alum Ariel Ahram on his latest co-edited book—Comparative Area Studies: Methodological Rationales and Cross-Regional Applications. Published by Oxford University Press, the book explores linkages between comparative area studies and social science inquiry to shed new light on topics from protests and rebellions to the organization of production ...
Drawing of children from diverse racial and religious backgrounds, which appears on a page in a book

MAAS Student Publishes Article on State Islam in Morocco

MAAS student Kaylee Steck recently published the article "State Islam in Morocco: Practice, Discourse, and Materiality" in Material Religions. Her article highlights the diversity of encounters through which state Islam is articulated in Morocco ...
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CCAS Faculty Book Reviewed by BJMES

CCAS Adjunct Professor Noureddine Jebnoun's book—Tunisia’s National Intelligence: Why “Rogue Elephants” Fail to Reform—was recently reviewed by the British Journal of Middle East Studies ...