Literary Massacre in Kuwait

MAAS student Abrar Alshammari writes for ArabLit about book banning and the literary resistance in Kuwait.

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CCAS is hiring!

Interested in engaging with a vibrant intellectual community and meeting amazing scholars from around the world? Check out the CCAS Events Coordinator position!

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MAAS alum argues for more anthropology in the classroom

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.

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CCAS Announces 2018-2019 ADF Fellow

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.

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CCAS Mourns the Loss of MAAS Alum Junya Matsuura (’93)

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.

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Meet our Summer Interns!

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.

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Faculty book reviewed by Middle Eastern Studies

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.