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

Arabic and Islamic Studies Professor Barbara Stowasser passes away

On Sunday May 13, Professor Barbara Freyer Stowasser passed away in Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington D.C. Dr. Stowasser was a professor in the Arab and Islamic Studies department for 18 years. Her first lectures at Georgetown date… Read More

Grant slam: $5.6 million to fund GU academic centers

In August, Georgetown received more than $5.6 million from the Department of Education through the National Resource Centers and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship program. The Title VI grant, issued by both programs, supports foreign language, area,… Read More

John Esposito, Jacques Berlinerblau on Jerusalem Post tirade

Earlier this week, I wrote about a Jerusalem Post piece that attacked two Georgetown centers, the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, and championed the Program for Jewish Civilization as an antidote… Read More

Jerusalem Post attacks Georgetown University’s Arab Studies centers

The fighting in Gaza may have cooled for now, but the Arab-Israeli conflict seems to have set its sights on Georgetown. Amir Romirowsky of the Jerusalem Post published an article earlier this week lauding Georgetown’s Program for Jewish… Read More