Welcome to CCAS
The Master of Arts in Arab Studies (MAAS) offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary study of the region.
CCAS hosts a rich calendar of public lectures, film screenings, and cultural events.
An Arabic-translation assignment 30 years ago ignited a lifelong passion for MAAS alum Dan Walsh, now curator of the world’s largest archive of posters on Palestine.
CCAS Director Rochelle Davis and colleagues at the Institute for the Study of International Migration and IOM Iraq have published “Access to Durable Solutions: Three Years in Displacement,” with findings from an ongoing, multi-year study on displacement in Iraq.
Artist Helen Zughaib, who spoke at CCAS last semester, shares her thoughts on the role of art in bridging cultures and documenting the Arab spring.
MAAS alum Sean Foley writes for the CCAS Newsmagazine about the rise of the Saudi arts movement, the subject of his forthcoming book.
Visiting art galleries, rehabilitating hiking trails, and speaking with the press in Arabic are all part of a day’s work for MAAS alum Kristin Smith.
Sponsored by the American Druze Foundation and housed at CCAS, the ADF Fellowship supports research on the Druze and Arab minorities with a concentration in the political, economic, and social history of the Druze.