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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.
Prof. Abdullah Al-Arian discusses how Islamist movements have historically viewed diplomacy as important to their activist missions.
Her Excellency Hunaina Sultan Al Mughairy has served as the Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to the United States since 2005.
A MAAS grad’s work at the intersection of diplomacy and cinematic arts is shaping American narratives and empowering storytellers around the globe.
Ambassador ONG Keng Yong, who graduated from MAAS in 1983, remembers his time in Washington and sheds light on Singapore’s “price taker” approach to foreign policy.
CCAS Professor Daniel Neep argues in his article for the Crown Center for Middle East Studies that we must learn from Syria’s history of tyrannies to understand why the Asad regime has persisted.
MAAS alum Skylar Benedict recently published a paper based on his MA thesis research on water conservation campaigns in Jordan for the journal Water.