The Council holds a variety of seminars, guest lectures, and other events throughout the academic year. Visit the News and 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. The Council has featured renowned world scholars such as Professor John L. Esposito, and prominent Muslim community leaders such as Daisy Khan, among others. Learn more about current and past CAIS Lecture Series events.

Arabic Film and 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, student performances, and faculty-lead scholarly discussions. Learn more about current and past Arabic Film and Poetry Series.

ASU community events and 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.

View the Year in Review publications to learn more about all of our events and initiatives. 

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