Professor denied tenure alleges procedural irregularities, violation of academic freedom

When the University confirmed its decision to deny tenure to the hugely well-respected Arab Studies professor Samer Shehata last February, both his former students and other scholars found it hard to believe. Shehata has now hired a lawyer… Read More

Renowned and beloved Arab studies professor Samer Shehata denied tenure

Yesterday, Georgetown confirmed its decision to deny tenure to Dr. Samer Shehata, assistant professor of Arab politics at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown. This rejection comes as a tremendous surprise to Shehata, who has taught… Read More

Georgetown professor, Middle East scholar and author dies at 69

Peter Gubser, a former professor in the Master of Arts in Arab Studies (MAAS) program, died on September 2 at the age of 69 after battling cancer. Gubser specialized in economic development in the Arab world, serving as… Read More