The CCAS ​​mourns the ​loss of Nina Brekelmans​

The CCAS community is deeply saddened to learn of the death  on June 3, 2015​ of Nina Brekelmans (MAAS '15), who graduated from the program in May. ​We extend our most heartfelt condolences to Nina's family, friends, and ​colleagues,​ and join them in mourning her tragic and premature passing. While at CCAS, ​Nina was involved in ​countless community activities​, and she touched the lives of many individuals on and off campus​. Nina was an intelligent, gracious, warm, and caring person, and she will be sorely missed by our faculty, staff and students.

​​The CCAS and Georgetown University are ​currently ​in touch with Nina’s family and are offering ​their ​support ​during this time​ of sorrow​. Please join us in keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.​  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday June 10, 2015 at 11:00am in the Dahlgren Chapel on the main campus. 

The Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) is planning to establish the Nina Brekelmans Scholarship Fund to promote the empowerment of women in the Middle East.  In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to: Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Attn: Rania­­­ Kiblawi ( Please be sure to reference the Nina Brekelmans Scholarship Fund. 


UPDATE: For more information on the Nina Brekelmans Memorial Scholarship Fund and instructions on how to donate, please visit this page