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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 Professor Awarded NEH Grant

Prof. Daniel Neep was awarded a 2017 Public Scholar Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support his research on the making of modern Syria. The Public Scholar program aims to make academic research more accessible to a broad readership ...
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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 ...