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Hebrew Café

students gather around two tables to speak Hebrew
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

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The Tragic News of the Passing of CNELC and History Professor Diane Harris Cline

Emerita Professor Diane Harris Cline (BA Stanford; MA and Ph.D. Princeton), aged 62, of GW’s CNELC and History Departments passed away peacefully on July 8th.

Parker Blackwell

Senior CCAS Archaeology Student Selected as a Gates Cambridge Scholar

Parker Blackwell, a senior majoring in archaeology and classical studies, was selected in the inaugural cohort of Gates Cambridge Scholars based at the University of Cambridge.


The Real Ancient Apocalypse

Prof. Eric H. Cline asks why civilizations collapse and what happens afterward. (Hint: It’s not aliens.)


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