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CAIS 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. The Council has featured renowned world scholars such as Professor John L. Esposito, and prominent Muslim community leaders such as Daisy Khan, among others.

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2022-2023 Lecture Series Events

Stay tuned for updates on the 2022-2023 lecture series, according to ASU's transitional reopening plan. 




 Past Lecture Series Events

2021-2022 Lecture Series


2020-2021 Lecture Series


2019-2020 Lecture Series

2018-2019 Lecture Series

2017-2018 Lecture Series 



2016-2017 Lecture Series

ASU CAIS Lecture Series - Sheikha Hussah

Sonia Shiri Lecture Council for Arabic and Islamic Studies ASU

2015-2016 Lecture Series 

Islam and Democracy During Global Transitions, featuring prominent Muslim community leader, Daisy Khan

ASU Daisy Khan, Islam and Democracy Lecture -  Council for Arabic and Islamic Studies


Deconstructing ISIS's Notion of the "Islamic State", featuring ASU expert scholar panel



ASU Deconstructing ISIS Lecture -  Council for Arabic and Islamic Studies


Understanding Islam, Arabs, Islamophobia, and Terrorism: Fostering an Enlightened and Inclusive Community, featuring leading world scholar, Professor John L. Esposito

ASU John Esposito Lecture -  Council for Arabic and Islamic Studies