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.
Aisha Al-Sarihi, CCAS Visiting Scholar, has published a new paper with the Arab Gulf States Institute that sheds light on Saudi Arabia’s climate change governance at the national level.
CCAS benefactor A. Joseph Howar was the catalyst behind the Washington Islamic Center, the first mosque in the nation’s capital. Read his remarkable story here.
For more than twenty years, MAAS alum David Chambers has been using his Arabic language skills and experience in the entertainment industry to bring Arab musicians to Washington audiences.
MAAS alum Adila Laïdi-Hanieh was recently named Director General of The Palestinian Museum, a position that combines her academic and artistic passions.
Read about how MAAS grad Tighe Flanagan takes inspiration from ancient Islamic designs to quilt kaleidoscopic works of art.
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.