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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 Education Outreach Coordinator wins President’s Excellence Award

The Center for Contemporary Arab studies is pleased to announce that CCAS Education Outreach Coordinator Dr. Susan Douglass is a 2017 recipient of the President’s Excellence Award for Staff at Georgetown University ...
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CCAS Launches Partnership with Status Hour

CCAS is excited to announce a new partnership with Status Hour to provide expert content from a diverse range of voices on the Middle East. The latest issue features two videos from the CCAS archives—lectures from Talal Asad and Laleh Khalili ...
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CCAS Professor Joseph Sassoon publishes book chapter on China and Iraq

Prof. Joseph Sassoon recently published "China and Iraq" in The Red Star and the Crescent: China and the Middle East ...
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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 ...