CCAS is pleased to announce a new partnership with Status Hour, an audio journal that provides expert content from a diverse range of voices on the Middle East. The latest issue features podcasts and videos from several recent center events.
MAAS alum Afaf Khoshman writes for Al-Fanar Media about how anthropology can foster deeper classroom discussions of of race, gender and class and pave the way for more inclusive education that avoids cultural determinism.
CCAS is pleased to announce that Dr. Graham Auman Pitts has been selected as the American Druze Foundation (ADF) Fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year. The ADF Fellowship was established at CCAS in 2012 to support and promote scholarship on Druze communities.
Prof. Judith Tucker writes in the Washington Post with Miriam Lowi that Saudi reforms expand women’s rights while denying them a voice.
MAAS alum and filmmaker Dorothee Kellou has been awarded a grant from the Arab Fund for the Arts and Culture to complete her documentary, Out of Place, in which she travels with her father to his childhood village to gather memories from the local population of their forced resettlement by colonial France.
CCAS recently learned of the tragic death of MAAS alum Junya Matsuura, who passed away earlier this year. At the time of his death, Mr. Matsuura was serving as the Deputy Head of Mission at Japan’s Embassy to Pakistan in Islamabad, where he worked to promote bilateral relations between the two countries.
CCAS has had the privilege this summer of hosting a dynamic team of interns from both the United States and abroad. Each summer, CCAS partners with the Student Ambassadors Program at Bethlehem University in the West Bank and with the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (NCUSAR) in Washington DC to bring undergraduate student interns to Georgetown’s campus to work with CCAS faculty and staff.
Congratulations to Adjunct Professor Noureddine Jebnoun, whose book on Tunisia’s national intelligence system has received favorable reviews, most recently from the journal Middle Eastern Studies.
On April 24, CCAS Education Outreach Coordinator, Dr. Susan Douglass, received the 2018 Paul S. Hanson Award from the Miami-Dade Council for the Social Studies (MDCSS), a chapter of the National Council for Social Studies.
Dr. Susan Douglass, the Education Outreach Coordinator at CCAS, spoke this week at a day-long discussion and town hall hosted by a Rhode Island school district to help educators better understand Islam in America.
This summer MAAS alum and media specialist Jeffrey Ghannam will return to Georgetown to teach “Media in the Arab World.” The seminar class, which will begin May 21, will explore media coverage of key events in contemporary Middle Eastern history with an eye toward understanding the media’s intertwined roles of informing the public and influencing foreign policies.
The Winter/Spring CCAS Newsmagazine, featuring faculty, alums & students, is all about Media in the Arab World.