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Prof. Jebnoun Publishes book on Tunisia’s Intelligence Apparatus

CCAS’ Noureddine Jebnoun recently published Tunisia’s National Intelligence: Why “Rogue Elephants” Fail to Reform with New Academia Publishing. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and original data, his book examines the political and security evolution of Tunisia’s national intelligence in the post-independence era.

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CCAS Professor Awarded NEH Grant

Prof. Daniel Neep was awarded a 2017 Public Scholar Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support his research on the making of modern Syria. The Public Scholar program aims to make academic research more accessible to a broad readership.

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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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Teaching about world religions

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

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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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Muslim women catch up to – and even surpass – male counterparts in education

CCAS’ Prof. Fida Adely is quoted in Christian Science Monitor for her research on women and education in the MENA.

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CCAS Professor and Student to Speak at Center for Social Justice Education Week

On November 7, Prof. Fida Adely and MAAS student Haydn Welch will speak on the panel “Girls Education – Local to Global Perspectives” at Georgetown’s Center for Social Justice Education Week, which raises awareness about both the challenges and celebrations within the current field of education.

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Orient News Interviews Marwa Daoudy

CCAS’ Marwa Daoudy speaks to Orient News TV on Syria.

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The Need for Radical Transformation in Responding to Climate Change

As part of Georgetown’s Global Futures Initiative, CCAS Professor Marwa Daoudy discusses the need for a radically new environmental and social contract in the era of climate change.

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Cult of personality: How Trump uses the playbook of Europe’s far right

Dr. Joseph Sassoon talks to Newsweek about the cult of personality in the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Prof. Rochelle Davis Interviewed by Wired on Refugee Crisis

Turning Away Refugees Won’t Fight Terrorism, and Might Make It Worse

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Prof. Marwa Daoudy Talks to National Post about Syrian Refugees

CCAS Professor Dr. Marwa Daoudy discusses national identity and the peaceful coexistence of religions in pre-war Syria.

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Washington Post Quotes Dr. Rochelle Davis

CCAS’ Dr. Rochelle Davis was interviewed by the Washington Post about the Syrian refugee crisis.