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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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MAAS Grad Interviewed by Al Hurra

MAAS grad Kristin Smith (2014) speaks in Arabic with Al Hurrah about educational programs for underprivileged students residing in Lebanon ...
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CCAS Hosts Summer Intern from Bethlehem University

CCAS is fortunate to have the opportunity to host summer interns from around the world. This summer we had the pleasure of working with Ms. Leyla  AbuAyyash from Bethlehem University ...
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CCAS Collaborates with State Department on Student Leaders Program

By drawing on CCAS' expertise, the Department of State's Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Student Leaders program has enhanced its students' experiences ...
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MAAS Alum Receives Prestigious Journalism Award

Congratulations to MAAS Alum Dorothee Kellou ('12), who was just awarded the 2017 TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting for her work on French cement giant Lafarge's operations in Syria, including payoffs to armed groups and indications of covert dealings with ISIS ...
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Rochelle Davis Appointed CCAS Director

We are pleased to announce that Associate Professor Rochelle Davis has been appointed CCAS Director. Dr. Davis has been part of the Center's core faculty for 12 years and previously served as the MAAS Director. She shares some of her priorities for the Center in this interview ...