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initiatives

The Council holds a variety of seminars, guest lectures, and other events throughout the academic year. Visit the News & Events page for dates and details.

Lecture Series

The annual Council Lecture Series brings leading world scholars to the ASU community in order to explore timely, critical, and related topics surrounding Arabic and Islamic Studies. Last semester, the Council featured renowned world scholar, Professor John L. Esposito, and prominent Muslim community leader, Daisy Khan, among others. Learn more about current and past CAIS Lecture Series events.

Arabic Film & Poetry Series

The Arabic Film and Poetry Series is held each semester and offers the larger ASU community the opportunity to explore the Arab and Islamic worlds during an engaging series including art, culture, and faculty-lead scholarly discussions. Learn more about current and past Arabic Film and Poetry Series.

ASU Community Events & Initiatives

The Council also supports various ASU community events which expand the community's understanding of Arabic and Islamic Studies. Some activities have included co-sponsoring the annual ASU Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures Open House, participating in the School of International Letters and Cultures activities at ASU Homecoming, and supporting various events and initiatives with various ASU units, community organizations, and ASU student organizations.

Receive Updates

Email CAIS@asu.edu to receive future news, event, and initiative updates from the Council. Include your name, preferred email address, phone number, and ASU or community affiliation.