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)!
Last fall, Congress enacted a law that indirectly led to 29 young Arab leaders losing their scholarships to U.S.-accredited universities and dealt another blow to educational and cultural-exchange programming, a critical part of U.S. public diplomacy efforts.
CCAS Adjunct Associate Professor Noureddine Jebnoun recently published “Public Space Security and Contentious Politics of Morocco’s Rif Protests” in the journal Middle Eastern Studies.
A certificate program at the School of Foreign Service offers theoretical knowledge and practical training for aspiring diplomats.
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.
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.