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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:

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MAAS Grad Publishes in International Journal of Educational Development

Gareth Smail (MAAS '15) recently published "Politicized pedagogy in Morocco: A comparative case of teachers of English and Arabic" based on his thesis research from the MAAS program. 

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Joseph Sassoon Delivers Book Talk at World Bank

On February 8, CCAS' Joseph Sassoon spoke at the World Bank about his book Anatomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab Republics. A video of the talk is available ...
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CCAS Hosts Emergency Town Hall Meeting about Immigration Ban

CCAS and the African Studies Program hosted a Town Hall meeting on February 2, attended by more than 150 students, faculty, and alums, to provide support and information for those affected by the recent executive orders banning immigration to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries ...
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Call for Abstracts for Conference on Migration and Displacement in Iraq — Co-sponsored by CCAS

The International Organization for Migration, the University of Kurdistan Hawler, and Georgetown's CCAS and ISIM invite you to submit an abstract for the conference:‭ ‬“Migration and Displacement in Iraq”‭ ‬in Erbil‭, ‬Iraq‭. ‬The conference will focus on various aspects of forced migration, ‬such as durable solutions and the end of displacement, ‬early recovery and stabilization, ‬livelihood, ‬social cohesion and transitional justice, ‬conflict resolution and violence reduction, ‬house land and property.‬ Abstracts due February 10 ...
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AUC to Honor CCAS Board Member

Mrs. Suad Al-Husseini Juffali, member of the CCAS Board of Advisors, has been named 2017 Honoree of the American University in Cairo Benefit Dinner for her years of work to empower underserved communities across the Middle East ...