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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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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 ...
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Hot off the presses!

The Winter/Spring CCAS Newsmagazine, featuring faculty, alums & students, is all about Media in the Arab World ...
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Arab Studies Certificate Students Present Capstone Research

Congratulations to this year's cohort of students who completed the Undergraduate Arab Studies Certificate at CCAS and presented their research at last week's colloquium!   ...
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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! ...