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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 alum Dena Takruri honored by ADC

Congratulations to Dena Takruri (MAAS ’08), 2017 Recipient of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Rose Nader Award for "speaking truth to power and giving voice to those unheard" through her bold journalism ...
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Narrating Crisis, Constructing Policy: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in Syria

Prof. Daniel Neep recently published his research on incremental institutional change in post-independence Syria for the journal New Political Economy ...
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Prof. Jebnoun Publishes book on Tunisia’s Intelligence Apparatus

CCAS' Noureddine Jebnoun recently published Tunisia’s National Intelligence: Why “Rogue Elephants” Fail to Reform with New Academia Publishing. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and original data, his book examines the political and security evolution of Tunisia’s national intelligence in the post-independence era ...
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MAAS Student Research Published in Jadaliyya

MAAS student Jennifer Lincoln writes for Jadaliyya about the Manich Msamah movement, based on her research in Tunisia this summer ...
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MAAS Alum Named to Inspiring Arab Leaders List

MAAS grad Deena Shakir (2010) was included by Huffington Post as one of the top ten  inspiring young Arab American Leaders of 2017 ...