Welcome to CCAS

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies is the only academic center in the United States focusing exclusively on the Arab world, and it has been doing so with distinction since 1975.

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.

CCAS provides workshops, curriculum support, and other resources on the MENA for K-14 educators.

CCAS News

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CCAS is calling for papers that touch on food and foodways in the modern Levant for “Making Levantine Cuisine: A Critical Food Studies Symposium.” Proposals due January 20.

Craig Browne

Q&A with Craig Browne (MAAS ’15)

Craig Browne currently works for the United Nations World Food Programme in Libya, where he coordinates food assistance for refugees in the country.

Charles Kiamie

Q&A with Charles Kiamie (MAAS ’04)

Charles Kiamie is the Acting Director of USAID’s Office of Local Sustainability, which focuses on deepening the agency’s partnerships with local and US-based development actors.