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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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Rochelle Davis Appointed CCAS Director

We are pleased to announce that Associate Professor Rochelle Davis has been appointed CCAS Director. Dr. Davis has been part of the Center's core faculty for 12 years and previously served as the MAAS Director. She shares some of her priorities for the Center in this interview ...
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CCAS Sponsors Conference on Internal Displacement in Iraq

CCAS and ISIM recently co-sponsored a conference on durable solutions to the forced migration crisis in Iraq. The conference took place at the the University of Kurdistan and included talks by members of the CCAS faculty and staff ...
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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 ...