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Check out our new Instagram page to see what the Center and our students are up to this summer and to hear from our diverse alumni community.

Rachel Gandin Mark traveling in Mexico City on an American Film Showcase diplomacy program.

Diplomacy and the Art of Storytelling

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 speaking with diplomats based in Singapore.

Reflections from Singapore

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.

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Why Hasn’t the Asad Regime Collapsed?

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.

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MAAS alum publishes thesis research

MAAS alum Skylar Benedict recently published a paper based on his MA thesis research on water conservation campaigns in Jordan for the journal Water.

PAO Julie Eadeh

Serving Citizens Abroad in Times of War

For MAAS alum Julie Eadeh, diplomacy is all about human relationships, whether building connections with local communities or helping Americans abroad in times of crisis.

Carol with Ron Packowitz, head of American Citizen Services in London, at the 2018 launch of 1-800Home.

Mobilizing Memories

Carol Madison Graham (MAAS ’81) was the first MAAS graduate to enter the United States Foreign Service. She reflects on how the 1984 embassy bombing in Beirut inspired her current work to strengthen the Foreign Service for future generations.

Kala Carruthers Azar with the hashtag of the U.S. Embassy in Jordan: #USAinJo.

Grassroots Diplomacy Matters More Than Ever

Alum Kala Carruthers Azar, who serves as Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, writes about the important role of people-to-people exchanges to American soft power.

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MAAS Students Win Immigration Video Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the Exodus Institute “Welcoming Immigrants to America” video contest, including MAAS students Nour Laswi (1st place) and Saúl Ulloa (Runner Up)!