MAAS student Abrar Alshammari writes for ArabLit about book banning and the literary resistance in Kuwait.
“Tunisia’s National Intelligence makes a useful contribution to debates about security sector reform and demonstrates the powerful legacy of authoritarian rule in Tunisia,” writes the reviewer.
CCAS is proud to announce that have been awarded a 4-year grant to be a National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa (NRC-MENA) through the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program.
Interested in engaging with a vibrant intellectual community and meeting amazing scholars from around the world? Check out the CCAS Events Coordinator position!
Susan Douglass, MAAS alum and CCAS Education Outreach Coordinator traces the history and development of faith-based private schools in the U.S. for the Oxford Handbook on Religion and American Education.
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.