MAAS graduates, we want to hear from YOU! We are launching a 2017 alumni outreach campaign and will be communicating more than in the past. We also plan to more prominently feature our alums in CCAS publications and on our website. Because this is a renewed effort on our part, it’s important for us first to learn more about each of you. If you are a MAAS grad, please take just a couple of minutes to update your information and complete a brief survey question. You may use this same form at any time to send us updates of your accomplishments for potential inclusion in the CCAS Newsmagazine. We look forward to hearing from you!
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.
For Kristin Smith, MAAS alum and Cultural Affairs Officer for the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, culture and diplomacy go hand-in-hand.
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 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.
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.
“I have learned that when you bring consciousness to anything, things begin to shift and that is how you inspire and initiate change,” says Alaa Mufleh, a 2018 graduate of the MAAS program. Read more about Alaa’s future plans, including climbing Mt. Everest as part of an all-Arab women’s team!
Graduates of the MAAS program have distinguished themselves in many professional fields, including the media. We hear below from alums who work in the media—as journalists and producers—and on the media—as expert commentators, knowledge archivists, and scholars.