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March 2019

Humanitarian Predicaments: Protracted Displacement and Palestinian Refugee Politics

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a talk with George Washington University professor, Dr. Ilana Feldman, speak about her new book, Life Lived in Relief: Humanitarian Predicaments and Palestinian Refugee Politics.About the book: Palestinian refugees’ experience of protracted displacement is among the lengthiest in history. In her breathtaking new book, Ilana Feldman explores this community’s engagement with humanitarian assistance over a seventy-year period and their persistent efforts to alter their present and future conditions. Based on extensive archival and ethnographic field research, Life…

Film Screening: Seed Queen of Palestine

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) is proud to present a film screening of the documentary, "Seed Queen of Palestine" and a discussion with the film's director, Mariam Shahin. The film screening will take place on Thursday, March 21 at 6:30pm in the CCAS Boardroom in ICC 141 (enter through ICC 241).About the film: In the fields and terraces of the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian woman is leading a quiet revolution. Inspired by memories of her grandmother and…

Paper Discussion: Disease, DDT and the Displacement of Armenian and Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon (1915-1950)

March 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) at Georgetown University invites you to join us for a discussion of the paper, "The Nature of Suffering: Disease, DDT and the Displacement of Armenian and Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon (1915-1950)."This paper explores the history of infectious disease in twentieth-century Lebanon through the lens of populations displaced by war. During World War I, epidemics proved to be a potent ally of the Ottoman bid to commit genocide against Armenians. More than two decades…

Sudan Update: What is Happening and What Does it Mean?

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University is pleased to present a panel of three experts on Sudan to share their takes on current events and the significance behind recent uprisings in the country. Curious about what is happening in Sudan and what the future holds for the nation? Whether you are well acquainted with Sudan or new to following recent Sudanese events, everyone will be sure to take away a lot from this panel.Meet the panelistsDr. Dimah…

HE Lolwa El-Khater: Media and Politics in the Middle East

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the EventGeorgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies is pleased to host Lolwah Al-Khater, spokesperson for the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to discuss her perspective on media and politics in the Middle East. Lolwah stands at the forefront of the intersection of media and politics and has a comprehensive understanding of the role the media plays in shaping public perception of the various events that are currently bringing turmoil to the region and the world. During a time…

Navigating Our Careers: CCAS and AUB Alumni Networking Event

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Alumni of both the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the American University of Beirut (AUB) are invited to attend this event to connect with other professionals in the DC metro area who work in fields related to Arab Studies. Alumni, save the date for this special networking event co-organized by the Worldwide Alumni Association of AUB and CCAS. Hear from experts in multiple fields, including AUB and MAAS alumni. There will be opportunities to network and learn about a…

April 2019

Film Screening: “10 Days Before the Wedding” with Director Amr Gamal

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, The Middle East Institute (MEI), Embassy of the Republic of Yemen, the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, and the American Institute for Yemeni Studies are pleased to host the D.C. premiere of "10 Days Before the Wedding," Yemen’s first ever submission to the foreign language film category at the 2018 Oscars. This film takes on obstacles faced by a young couple in…

Resources and Livelihoods in the Maghrib

April 12 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

CCAS is proud to host this workshop bringing together four working papers that revolve around issues of resources and livelihoods in rural Morocco. Workshop participants will read and comment on each other’s papers, offering the authors feedback on developing their papers and future questions to research on the topic. The workshop is open to students and scholars in the area who are interested in attending. We kindly request that all attendees read the papers beforehand. Papers will be circulated to…

The Future of Druze History: Challenges and Prospects

April 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, and the American Druze Foundation present a panel discussion on: The Future of Druze History: Challenges and Prospects. RSVP here.Dr. Dima Abisaid Suki, Dr. Graham Pitts and Dr. Makram Rabah will explore the major questions that have animated scholarship on the Druze community while enumerating the obstacles that have limited its scope. Despite significant progress, the study of Druze history has faced very particular obstacles. The current historical moment offers bright prospects for…

Climate Change and Economic Diversification in the Gulf Arab States: Integrity, Challenges and Opportunities

April 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

CCAS's visiting research scholar, Aisha Al-Sarihi, will give a talk on her research entitled, "Climate Change and Economic Diversification in the Gulf Arab States: Integrity, Challenges and Opportunities," as part of the Mortara Center's Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar. The energy and climate policy research seminar aims to enhance intellectual exchange among faculty and students by providing a forum to discuss research and policy topics related to the international and domestic dimensions of energy and climate change policy. All…

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