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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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MAAS Student Publishes Article on Muslim-Americans

MAAS student Ada Mullol recently published an article "Past, Present, and Future of American Muslims" that she wrote as part of her ICFJ-UNF reporting fellowship, "The World in 2030." ...
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Friday Music Series

The Georgetown University Music Program's Friday Music Series features free afternoon concerts. Each of the artists comes from one of several countries impacted by the Trump administration's travel ban and threats to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) ...
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MAAS Alum Speaks to NPR about Syria

MAAS alum Bassam Haddad ('94) talks to NPR about Syria's internal wars and external interventions ...
Angelus I-3, 2016; Kamal Boullata

Annual Kareema Khoury Distinguished Lecture: APRIL 19

Featuring renowned painter & writer, Kamal Boullata Artwork: Kamal Boullata, Angelus I-1, 2016 ...
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New Book Published by CCAS Adjunct

Adjunct Assistant Professor Nejm Benessaiah contributed to recently published book, Law and Property in Algeria: Anthropological Perspectives. His chapter is titled "Anomie and the Post-Colonial State: Local Justice in the M’zab." ...