Category: Featured News

Title: Congratulations to the MAAS Class of 2024!


graduating class of 2024 group picture
The MAAS Class of 2024


On May 18, 2024, CCAS celebrated the graduation of the following twenty students from the Master of Arts in Arab Studies (MAAS) program:

Bassel N. Jamali, Nisrine J. Hilizah, Ali E. Tohamy, Anna E. Wessels, Badreddine Rachidi, Bessun G. Jaber, Christina L. Murray, Donia Khraishi, Iklil Bouhmouch, Isabelle L. Houghton, John Korban, Molly Pasquarella, Said T. Bakr, Chloe Ramey, Eleanor Knapman, Jasmine F. Terry, Nolan C. Deakin, Suhyla Behiry, Maxwell E. Levine, and Elizabeth Van Flandern

Here are a few highlights from the day:

Prof. Fida Adely at podium
CCAS Director Dr. Fida Adely delivered opening remarks at the special MAAS graduation ceremony.


SFS Dean Joel Hellman speaks to the graduating class and their families
SFS Dean Joel Hellman spoke to the graduating class and their families.


A student with Prof. Davis at podium
Ali Tohamy was the first student to be called up as Professor Rochelle Davis read personal remarks about each of the graduates.


students in audience at MAAS graduation
Everyone hearing the remarks shared by and about their classmates.



Students at MAAS gather holding the Palestinian flag
Throughout the events of the day, MAAS students and faculty demonstrated their solidarity and support for Palestinians.


Students at graduation
Following the MAAS ceremony, students participated in the Georgetown School of Foreign Service commencement.


Congratulations to our graduates! We are so proud of each of you and look forward to seeing the great things you will do! You will always have a home at CCAS!