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.
Congratulations to students who completed the Undergraduate Arab Studies Certificate at CCAS and presented their research at this week’s colloquium!
Hannah Beswick graduated from CCAS in 2014 with an M.A. in Arab Studies. She currently works as the Partnerships Development Specialist at the UN Women Liaison Office for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
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.