Why Georgetown University and why the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies?
Furthermore, the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) established in 1978, is at the forefront of Arab studies in the United States. Its unique multidisciplinary curriculum is widely recognized as the nation’s premier graduate program in Arab studies, as well as being a leading academic contributor to the fields of politics, cultural studies, and international affairs.
What is an endowed post-doctoral fellowship?
During the academic year, the Fellow must continue to conduct research on the Druze or other intentional political and cultural communities in the Arab world, in order to transform the doctoral dissertation into a book manuscript for publication.
The Fellow is encouraged to deliver a public lecture on a relevant topic to be determined with the Director of the CCAS, and must design and teach for CCAS one graduate seminar on the Druze and the broader topics of socio-cultural pluralism, identity politics, and subnational communities in the Arab world.
What is so special about an endowment?
Why is this initiative significantly different than any other?
The establishment of a post-doctoral fellowship in Druze and Arab Studies sets in motion a positive ripple effect regarding the Druze. These sustainable, long-term and unprecedented results are possible through the establishment of graduate or undergraduate courses, academic public events, seminars, and research agenda – all relating to the Druze.