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Upcoming Events

In addition to the Council's lineup of events for the Fall 2016 semester, learn more about the Council's annual initiatives.

Past Events

Islam and Democracy During Global Transitions, a CAIS Lecture Series event featuring prominent community leader, Daisy Khan, April 21, 2016

Free Speech and Interfaith Interactions at College Communities, a Student Leader Training facilitated by Daisy Khan, April 21, 2016

Deconstructing ISIS's Notion of the "Islamic State", April 4, 2016

Contemporary and Modern Arabic Poetry - Arabic Film & Poetry Series, April 13, 2016

Islam Awareness Week, March 28 - April 2, 2016 (in support of the ASU Muslim Students Association)

Arts and Culture Across the Muslim World, March 31

Theeb Film Viewing - Arabic Film & Poetry Series, March 22, 2016

Understanding Islam, Arabs, Islamophobia & Terrorism: Fostering an Enlightened and Inclusive Community, a CAIS Lecture Series event featuring leading world scholar, Professor John L. Esposito, February 29, 2016  (View the full lecture.)

Wadjda Film Viewing - Arabic Film & Poetry Series, March 2, 2016

Classical Arabic Poetry - Arabic Film & Poetry Series, February 15, 2016

Islamophobia and MLK's Three Evils of Society, January 22, 2016  (presented by the ASU Muslim Students Association and the Muslim American Society - Arizona)

Integrating and Supporting Saudi Women at U.S. Universities, December 2, 2015

Contemporary and Modern Arabic Poetry - Arabic Film & Poetry Series, November 30, 2015

ASU Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures Open House, November 5, 2015

The Dawn of Islam Film Viewing - Arabic Film & Poetry Series, November 3, 2015

Classical Arabic Poetry - Arabic Film & Poetry Series, October 15, 2015

Lemon Tree Film Viewing - Arabic Film & Poetry Series, September 21, 2015

Kuwaiti Women in Leadership Positions, American University of Kuwait, June 2015 

Beyond the Hijab: Pakistani Women’s Perspectives - March 26, 2015

Interfaith Talk: A Conversation about Life in Faith, November 16, 2014 (video)

Saudi Arabia Past and Present by Hugh Renfro, November 6, 2014

Women in Islam: An Overdue Progressive Analysis by Souad T. Ali, October 2014

Arabic Poetry Series, October-December 2014 

Middle Eastern Women in the Business World, March 20, 2014

Challenges of Muslim Women in the Diaspora and in their own Communities, March 11, 2014

Arabic Film Series, January-April 2014

Sawa: Celebrating the People and Traditions of South Sudan, November 25, 2013

Challenging Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an, October 26, 2012

Ramadan: Sufism and Democracy, U.S. Speaker and Specialists Series, by the U.S. Department of State in Senegal, July 2012

Sudan Studies Association, 31st Annual Conference - Sudan in the World - May 18 -20, 2012

The Role of Muslim Women in Engendering Peace: Sudan and Nigeria – March 9, 2011

Women, Islam and Peacebuilding Conference, March 9-11, 2011

Islamic Values & Models for Peacebuilding and Security: Transforming Muslim Thought and Practice – March 10, 2011

Faith Communities and Civil Society: A Dialog, 2007-2009



 At SILC, professor finds opportunity to grow Arabic program,February 19, 2018

ASU Faculty and Students work to combat misunderstanding betweeen Arab, American cultures, May 5, 2017

ASU Arabic Film and Poetry Series deepens student understanding of Arab culture, September 19, 2017

ASU officials work to eliminate fears of prejudice against Middle Eastern students on campus, February 27, 2017

Arts of the East: Exploring Arabic culture through film and poetry, September 12, 2016

American University of Kuwait and ASU discuss collaboration opportunities, April 27, 2016

The Arabic Film and Poetry Series brings Oscar-nominated 'Theeb' to ASU, March 21, 2016

ASU brings leading world scholar to discuss Islam, Islamophobia and terrorism, February 24, 2016

Arabic Film & Poetry Series brings Islam, discussion to Tempe campus, November 2, 2015 

Professor Souad Ali and feminine criticism, September 14, 2015 (in Arabic, feature on The Iraqi Critic - الناقد العراقي)

Professor Souad Ali lectures on Kuwaiti women in leadership positions, August 28, 2015 (in Arabic, feature on the The Civil Dialogue - الحوار المتمدن)

Dr. Souad Ali discusses Kuwaiti women in leadership positions, June 21, 2015

ASU professor promotes peace through interfaith dialogue, January 22, 2015

ASU professor follows 'The Road to Two Sudans', July 17, 2014

ASU welcomes Armenian scholars in women and gender studies, September 30, 2013

ASU professor engages globally in Iraq, May 22, 2013

Souad T. Ali, associate professor of Arabic literature and Middle East/Islamic studies, interviewed by Iraqi Civilization television - May 2013

ASU expert's pursuit of cross-cultural understanding grows from Sudanese roots, October 10, 2013

ASU hosts 'Religion in Public Life' conference, February 25, 2013

Kuwait: study abroad program for career-minded students, November 16, 2012

Challenging patriarchal interpretations of the Qur'an, October 26, 2012

Professor provides expertise on role of tolerance in Islam, democracy, September 7, 2012

Downtown campus hosts New York Times Cafe, November 7, 2011

ASU professor studies rise of Islamist movements - October 17, 2011

ASU Fulbright Scholar delivers message of tolerance in Kuwait – March 2010