Friday, March 18, 2005
I cannot stress this enough
This in response to the following:
Arab Studies Center Receives Institutional HonorYou're supposed to be the Arab American Institute Foundation! Correct it because I can't stand it! Thank you.
Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) has been selected to receive the Arab American Institute Foundation’s 2005 Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Award for institutional achievement.
"I am pleased to see CCAS being recognized with this award," said Robert Gallucci, dean of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. "The Center's work over the past thirty years has made significant contributions to the field of Arab studies and the public understanding of Arab history and culture."
CCAS was selected to receive the award in recognition of its commitment to promoting understanding in the United States, among educators and scholars, of Arab history, culture and society.
CCAS is the only academic institution in the U.S. devoted solely to the study of the modern Arab world - the region from Morocco to the Gulf. It was established in 1975 as an integral part of Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, which is the oldest and largest school of international affairs in the U.S. Michael C. Hudson, Seif Ghobash Professor of Arab Studies, serves as director of the Center.
Since its foundation, CCAS has evolved into an invaluable source of accurate, objective and relevant information and analysis on the diverse and complex realities of the contemporary Arab world. Attendance at its public events and applications to its distinguished Masters Degree Program in Arab Studies have more than doubled since 2001.
The Kahlil Gibran Award was created in 1999 by the Arab American Institute to honor individuals and organizations that have made a significant and lasting contribution to promoting inclusion, cooperation and greater understanding among people with diverse backgrounds both in the United States and throughout the world.
The award aims to promote the positive effects of diversity and cultural interaction, and to showcase programs that foster democratic and humanitarian values across racial, ethnic and religious lines.
CCAS, along with fellow honorees His Excellency Lakhdar Brahimi, Save the Children International Alliance and the Honorable Spencer Abraham, will receive their awards in a ceremony on May 3, 2005. Previous Gibran Award winners include the RFK Center for Human Rights, MTV “Fight for Your Rights” Campaign, Rock the Vote, UNESCO, the Grameen Bank, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Mercy Corps, among others.