Research

Mohamed Zayani Awarded an ASA Book Prize

SFSQ Professor Mohamed Zayani’s book, Networked Publics and Digital Contention (Oxford UP, 2015), has been awarded the 2017 “Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology Book Award” from the American Sociological Association (ASA).

Arabic words on printing press

Education in the Arab World

Professor Adely discusses how flawed quality measures often shape our understanding of education in the Middle East and what a closer look at these measures can tell us.

Text written on tapestry: "You can destroy My books My shop My street You cannot destroy My thoughts My ideas My story"

The Crisis of Higher Education for Syrian Refugees

Meeting the educational needs of refugees and displaced people, particularly the need for higher education, is considered one of the greatest humanitarian challenges facing the international community in its response to the Syrian crisis.

Oriana Skylar Mastro on China’s Evolving North Korea Strategy

Professor Oriana Skylar Mastro published new research surrounding nuanced but significant changes in China’s North Korea strategy. She discusses the new Chinese thinking as well as implications for U.S. policy in a Peace Brief for the United States Institute of Peace.

Speaking Event in Kurdistan

Partnering for Solutions

CCAS, in partnership with the University of Kurdistan, brought together 40+ researchers this spring to discuss durable solutions to forced displacement in Iraq.

Katharine Donato on US-Mexico Immigration

The Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration in the School of Foreign Service published research on immigration between Mexico and the US, including immigration of children.

CCAS and ISIM organize conference on migration and displacement in Iraq

Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) and the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), along with the UN Migration Agency, the International Organization for Migration, and the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr organized a conference on “Migration and Displacement in Iraq: Working Towards Durable Solutions.” The conference, which focused on multiple aspects of forced migration, ran from April 19 to 21 in Erbil, Iraq.

McFarland and Lide discuss effects of climate change on human security

Professor Kelly McFarland and Vanessa Lide of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog about the potential effects of climate change on human security. In the piece, they summarize key findings of a recent ISD report on the subject.

Arsenault Debuts New Book On Norms in Torture Debate

Just released from Columbia University Press, Arsenault’s book, How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers, and Norms in the Debate on Torture, looks at the history of the American norm against torturing prisoners and what changed following the attacks on September 11, 2001.