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.

Read about the 50+ students who make the Master of Arts in Arab Studies program what it is today!


CCAS Boardroom Meeting

MAAS Open House October 23!

Please join us on October 23 at 6:30 pm to learn more about the M.A. in Arab Studies program within Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and to speak with our faculty and current students.


Literary Massacre in Kuwait

MAAS student Abrar Alshammari writes for ArabLit about book banning and the literary resistance in Kuwait.

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CCAS is hiring!

Interested in engaging with a vibrant intellectual community and meeting amazing scholars from around the world? Check out the CCAS Events Coordinator position!