Congratulations to the MAAS Class of 2019!


MAAS Grads, we want to hear from YOU! 

As part of our renewed alumni outreach, we have been featuring MAAS alums more prominently on our website and social media platforms, and in the biannual CCAS Newsmagazine. The past few issues of the CCAS Newsmagazine have featured more than 100 MAAS alums! Please tell us about your professional accomplishments so that we can feature you! You can either email your news to or take a moment to fill out this brief form.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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Giving Back

MAAS graduates accomplish a great deal by completing the program. We encourage our graduates to make this enriching experience a possibility for others. Whether it is in support of scholarships for deserving students or of the Center’s activities that made your time at MAAS richer—through events, publications, or classroom outreach—please consider us in your philanthropic giving this year. To designate a gift for CCAS, please use this form. Thank you for your generosity!


Alumni Spotlight

Hannah Beswick

Q&A with Hannah Beswick (MAAS ’14)

Hannah Beswick graduated from CCAS in 2014 with an M.A. in Arab Studies. She currently works as the Partnerships Development Specialist at the UN Women Liaison Office for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Jill Ricotta

Q&A with Jill Ricotta (MAAS ’16)

Jill Ricotta graduated from CCAS in 2016 with an M.A. in Arab Studies. She currently works as a Regional Security Advisor for the Middle East/Central Asia region at the International Monetary Fund at their DC headquarters.

Craig Browne

Q&A with Craig Browne (MAAS ’15)

Craig Browne currently works for the United Nations World Food Programme in Libya, where he coordinates food assistance for refugees in the country.

Charles Kiamie

Q&A with Charles Kiamie (MAAS ’04)

Charles Kiamie is the Acting Director of USAID’s Office of Local Sustainability, which focuses on deepening the agency’s partnerships with local and US-based development actors.

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Q&A with Andy Masloski (MAAS ’06)

Andy Masloski received a B.S. in Foreign Service and an M.A. in Arab Studies with a focus in Culture and Society from Georgetown University. He currently works at the State Department as a Foreign Affairs Officer with the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor and serves as policy lead for Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. Andy previously worked at a think tank and a media outlet.