In the News


Brookings Institute Panel: Higher education in Syria: Protecting academia amid civil war (Audio)

See also this subsequent article by my colleague, Dr. Mohammad Alahmad on the subject.


What the use of the terms ISIS/ISIL/Da’esh/Islamic State means.


Council on Foreign Relations Panel: Assessing the Syrian Refugee Crisis  (Audio and Transcript)

CCTV America on the Israeli Attacks on Gaza (Video)

Lecture Video: “What Does It mean to be called a Refugee? Displaced Syrians and the Humanitarian Aid Regime
at the University of Richmond



Students writing Wikipedia articles. Christian Science Monitor article on our projects


MAAS student Dan Walsh’s MA project, The Palestine Poster Project Archive, reaches 5000 entries.

Dan Walsh’s Palestine Poster Project Archive is featured in Gelardin’s New Media Showcase.


CCAS Team Leads Medical Partnership Project for Refugees in Syria and Jordan

CCAS Professor Rochelle Davis and Dan Walsh, a MAAS student, were recently interviewed–in Arabic–by Al Jazeera about Walsh’s poster collection from and about Palestine.

School of Foreign Service Professor and Students Explore Soldiers’ Views of Iraqi Culture



Anger Over Celebrity Cook Rachael Ray’s Scarf Opens Wounds for Arabs in US June 5, 2008, International Herald Tribune


Where Some See Fashion, Others See Politics February 11, 2007, New York Times