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March 2019

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…

What is Happening in Algeria Since February 2019 and What is Next?

April 24 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University is proud to host a panel and discussion on the recent protests in Algeria and what the future may hold for Algerians and their country.Kindly RSVP here.We will be asking and attempting to answer questions such as, what will Algerian political leadership look like post-Bouteflika? What role do students and youth play in making change? What are the goals of the protests in the short and long term? Is it apt…

The Lure of Authoritarianism: The Maghreb After the Arab Spring

April 25 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies & The Government Department at Georgetown University invites you to a full day conference and book launch of: The Lure of Authoritarianism, The Maghreb after the Arab Spring.The works collected in The Lure of Authoritarianism consider the normative appeal of authoritarianism in light of the 2011 popular uprisings in the Middle East. Despite what seemed to be a popular revolution in favor of more democratic politics, there has instead been a slide back toward…

May 2019

Transition from Private to Public Sector: A Discussion with H.E. Lina Annab

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Center for Contemporary Arab studies is proud to host a discussion with H.E. Lina Annab of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan entitled, "Transition from Private to Public Sector" about H.E. Annab's own career path, in which she has achieved excellence in both sectors. H.E. Lina Annab currently serves as the ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Japan. She is the former Minister of Tourism and Antiquities of Jordan and Georgetown Arab Studies Alum. H. E. Annab’s career…

MAAS Alumni Gathering

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

RSVP here! CCAS is hosting a MAAS Alumni gathering on campus in D.C. on the evening of May 4th, 2019. The event will mark the launch of a year-long series of celebrations around our upcoming “40/45th Anniversary”— 40 years of MAAS and 45 years of CCAS! More details will follow soon. The gathering will kick off with a reception at 5:00 pm, followed by a program and dinner starting at 6:00 pm.For out-of-town alumni who will be attending the event, please…

June 2019

Making Middle Eastern Cuisine

June 8 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join Georgetown’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Freer|Sackler Gallery for a lively afternoon centered around the rich culinary traditions of Lebanon, Palestine and Syria.RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook!Schedule of Events12:30PM- Food and Displacement: Cooking as Refuge, Resistance, and MemoryFood and cooking as comfort, hope and resistance.2:15PM- Writing Middle Eastern Cuisine: Recipes, Stories, and PoliticsThe region’s diverse cuisines through cookbooks, food blogs, and journalism.3:45PM- Food TastingSample from local, family-owned restaurant Syriana.Featured SpeakersAnnia CiezadloAuthor of Day of Honey: A Memoir…

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