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April is Arab American Heritage Month

The College celebrates Arab American Heritage Month with a dynamic calendar of events throughout the month of April every year.  We welcome this opportunity to honor the Arab Americans; students, staff, and faculty, and their contributions to our community.

AAHM 2017 Spring Program

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March is Middle Eastern Heritage Month

In 2015 Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett declared March to be observed as Middle Eastern American Heritage Month for the first time in the county. We welcome this opportunity to honor the Middle Eastern Americans; students, staff, and faculty, and their contributions to our community.

40 maps that explain the Middle East
40 maps that explain the Middle East

Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics. Here are 40 maps crucial for understanding the Middle East - its history, its present, and some of the most important stories in the region today.


An Introduction to *Edward Said's Orientalism
(A Macat Sociology Analysis)

Edward Said’s Orientalism is one of the most influential works ever written in the field of sociology. This short video explains the key ideas in only a few minutes. (3.29) * Edward Said (1935- 2003) was a professor of literature at Columbia University, a public intellectual, and a founder of the academic field of post-colonial studies.


Edward Said On Orientalism

Edward Said's book ORIENTALISM has been profoundly influential in a diverse range of disciplines since its publication in 1978. In this engaging (and lavishly illustrated) interview he talks about the context within which the book was conceived, its main themes and how its original thesis relates to the contemporary understanding of "the Orient."



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