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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:

Photo of US President Donald Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman speak to the media in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM

MAAS Alum Writes for Middle East Eye

MAAS alum Kristina Bogos ('17) writes about the link between continued U.S. arms sales and repression in the Gulf ...
Photo of Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talk in the World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan, NY, on September 11, 2016, the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the twin World Trade Center towers in 2001. (Photo by Yana Paskova/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Why Trump Could Try to Stop More 9/11 Lawsuits Against Saudi Arabia

Michael Hudson, CCAS Emeritus Professor of Arab Studies and International Relations, writes in Fortune that the U.S. should be wary of aligning too closely with any particular regional player in regard to the 9/11 lawsuits ...
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CCAS welcomes appointment of two members to Board of Advisors

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies is excited to welcome Mr. Yusuf Alireza and Mr. Amr Diab to its Board of Advisors. Mr. Alireza and Mr. Diab are young luminaries in the worlds of business and finance, and bring a wealth of professional expertise in their fields, combined with a profound understanding of Arab affairs ...
CCAS is Hiring!

CCAS is Hiring!

Looking for interesting work in a supportive, fun, and intellectually stimulating environment? Apply for the CCAS Office Manager position! ...
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Teaching about world religions

Smithsonian Institute interviews CCAS' Susan Douglass on approaches to teaching about world religions and the need for more inclusive worldviews ...