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Upcoming events will be posted when scheduled.


Hebrew Café

Faculty and students interacting at the Hebrew Cafe



Once a month on Thursday evenings, the Hebrew Café brings together Hebrew speakers and learners to converse in the language. The café was founded by Professor Orian Zakai, who directs the Hebrew program.


CNELC Making Headlines

Headshot of Vishva Batt

Class Speaker for Commencement 2022 Announced

International affairs major and Arabic minor Vishva Bhatt will deliver remarks to her fellow graduates at next month’s Commencement ceremony.

SJ Matthews (left) and Naseem Haamid (right)

Class Speakers for October Commencement Announced

SJ Matthews and Naseem Haamid, graduates from the Classes of 2020 and 2021, will deliver remarks tailored to their classes.
A group of children and GW students playing soccer outside on a terrace

On Trip to Oman, Students Mix Business and Culture

A study abroad program tied to Mohssen Esseesy’s Arabic business and language course allowed students to travel to Oman for a lesson in economics, linguistics and cultural connections.
Elizabeth Fisher seated at a white tablecloth-covered table

Elizabeth Fisher Honored With Latin Ovatio

Elizabeth Fisher, professor emerita of classical studies, was honored at the October 2019 meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States with a Latin Ovatio, celebrating her many years of scholarship and service to the field.