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.
CCAS Director Rochelle Davis and colleagues at the Institute for the Study of International Migration and IOM Iraq have published “Access to Durable Solutions: Three Years in Displacement,” with findings from an ongoing, multi-year study on displacement in Iraq.
Artist Helen Zughaib, who spoke at CCAS last semester, shares her thoughts on the role of art in bridging cultures and documenting the Arab spring.
MAAS alum Sean Foley writes for the CCAS Newsmagazine about the rise of the Saudi arts movement, the subject of his forthcoming book.
Visiting art galleries, rehabilitating hiking trails, and speaking with the press in Arabic are all part of a day’s work for MAAS alum Kristin Smith.
Sponsored by the American Druze Foundation and housed at CCAS, the ADF Fellowship supports research on the Druze and Arab minorities with a concentration in the political, economic, and social history of the Druze.
CCAS Professor Mohammad AlAhmad discusses how Arab prison literature goes beyond documenting the prison experience to serve as an instrument of resistance and to hold readers accountable for their silence.