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New Findings Show Lack of Durable Solutions for Displaced Iraqis

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.

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Q&A with Artist Helen Zughaib

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.

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Saudi Arabia’s Artists of Change

MAAS alum Sean Foley writes for the CCAS Newsmagazine about the rise of the Saudi arts movement, the subject of his forthcoming book.

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ADF Fellowship Applications Now Open

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.

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Literature Born of Captivity

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.

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CCAS Launches Reading Across Cultures Webinar Series

CCAS, in partnership with the Middle East Outreach Council, is producing a new series of webinars featuring conversations with award-winning authors of children’s and youth literature. The first webinar, with author Zeynep Joukhadar, is now available online.


Reshaping Dominant Narratives through Film

Read about how three MAAS grads Mahasen Nasser-Eldin, Nehad Khader, and Dorothée Kellou are giving voice to untold stories in Palestine and Algeria through documentary filmmaking.