Notable CASA and Arabic Studies Alumni

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BEN WEDEMAN (YAB ’81)

Senior International Correspondent, CNN
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LAWRENCE WRIGHT (MA ’71)

Screenwriter; Playwright; Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
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DAVID BONDERMAN (CASA '69)

Businessman; Philanthropist; Chairman and Founding Partner, TPG
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THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN (ALU ’74)

Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times; Best-Selling Author

Three-Time Pulitzer Prize Winner

Yuriko Koike (CASA '71) is Tokyo’s first female governor

YURIKO KOIKE (ALU ’71)

First Female Governor of Tokyo

Former Minister of Defense and Former Minister of the Environment, Japan

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COLETTE GHUNIM (YAB ’13)

Documentary Filmmaker; Digital Media Associate, Skill Scout
Stephen Kalin

Stephen Kalin (CASA '12)

Journalist; Iraq Correspondent, Reuters
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Todd Mostak (CASA '10)

CEO and Founder, MapD
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Evelyn A. Early (CASA '71)

Policy and Development Consultant

Former Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs U.S. Embassy in Rabat; Former Senior State Department Adviser, Air University

Margaret Litvin

Margaret Litvin (CASA '11)

Associate Chair, Department of World Languages and Literature

Associate Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature, Boston University

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NICHOLAS KRISTOF (ALU ’84)

Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times; Best-Selling Author

Two-Time Pulitzer Prize Winner

JOHN O. BRENNAN

JOHN O. BRENNAN (SAB ’75)

Director, Central Intelligence Agency (2013 - 2017)
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JUAN COLE (MA ’78)

Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, University of Michigan

Award-Winning Blogger

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EDWARD “SKIP” GNEHM, JR. (YAB ’67)

Former U.S. Ambassador; Kuwait Professor of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Affairs

Director of the Middle East Policy Forum, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University.

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Anthony Shadid (CASA '92)

Foreign correspondent for The New York Times and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner

 

ALU: Arabic Language Unit 

SAB: Semester Abroad

YAB: Year Abroad