Upcoming Outreach Programs - Center for Contemporary Arab Studies | Georgetown University

Upcoming Outreach Programs


As a U.S. Department of Education-sponsored National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa (NRC-MENA), the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown conducts workshops for educators throughout the year. These programs are funded in part by a Title VI grant from the Department of Education, with additional funding provided the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies.

Please see below for details on Spring 2018 events for K-14 educators.

Ikat silk pattern from a Central Asian coat

Workshop/Tour of Two Ikat Exhibits at the Aurthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Textile Museum at GWU

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 9:15 am to 3:30 pm. We will meet at CCAS Georgetown #141 (upstairs) and take a bus to the Sackler, returning to Georgetown from the GW Textile Museum in the afternoon. The Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Textile Museum at George Washington University are each holding an exhibit on the art of ikat textiles: “To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia” (Sackler) and “Binding the Clouds: The Art of Central Asian Ikat” (Textile Museum) ...
historic painting of St. Frances

New Perspectives and Teaching Resources on the Crusades

Saturday, January 20, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, CCAS Boardroom, ICC #241,  at Georgetown University A workshop co-sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, and Unity Productions Foundation. The workshop will feature the new documentary film The Sultan and the Saint, to be aired on PBS stations December 26, 2017. The Crusades began with Urban II’s call at Claremont in 1096, and continued for the next two centuries. Seen as a ...
Juan Zero Migration Image

Teach-In on Global Migrations and Refugees: the US and the Middle East

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:00am-4:00pm, at George Mason University, Merten Hall #1204 The current global policy environment surrounding migration and immigration reflects urgent humanitarian needs. At the same time, global responses are being shaped by resurgent exclusionist tendencies that also defined earlier migration policies in the twentieth century. This Teach-In is an event for educators and members of the public, and will be held at George Mason University on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. It ...
Image of Books Falling Out of Globe

Global Perspectives on Children and Youth Literature: A Workshop for Teachers

Monday, April 9, 2018, 9:30am to 3:00pm, at Howard University, Founders Library, 500 Howard Place NW, Washington, DC 20059, Founders Browsing Room (1st Floor) This professional development workshop on literature for children and youth will be the fourth annual gathering of its kind. Join us as we explore selected award-winning fiction and non-fiction for elementary, middle and high school levels on Africa and the Middle East. Enjoy hearing from an author and specialists on the use of literary works in teaching, select ...
Angelus I-3, 2016; Kamal Boullata

Studio Workshop at the Freer|Sackler: Exploring Art of the Islamic World with Artist Kamal Boullata

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Details: Explore art from the Islamic world in the Freer|Sackler and learn how to appreciate its aesthetic qualities in this workshop led by artist and writer Kamal Boullata. Engage in close looking, group discussion, and drawing to understand how space and time are expressed differently in works by Western artists and by artists from Persia and the Arab world. Then, create your own composition inspired by the forms and patterns in these ...
Photo in China

Summer Teacher Institute 2018: China in the Middle East and Africa

Monday, August 6 to Friday, August 10, 2018, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University (CCAS Boardroom, Bunn Intercultural Center, ICC #141) The Summer Teacher Institute for 2018 will focus on Chinese relations with the Middle East and Africa. The history of Chinese trade with the Middle East and Africa goes back centuries to the maritime and overland Silk Roads, and those connections are being renewed today as China’s economy and global footprint in foreign relations expands. China’s need ...