Prince Alwaleed Academic Centers

Alwaleed Philanthropies supports and initiates projects around the world through collaboration with philanthropic, governmental and educational organizations. To promote dialogue and understanding through academia and creative learning between the world of Islam and the West, Alwaleed Philanthropies established Prince Alwaleed Academic Centers at leading universities across the globe. These centers act as resources for bridge-building and the exchange of ideas across cultures.

Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University
One of the most high profile initiatives being undertaken by the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown is the Bridge Initiative, which is a multi-year research project that connects “the academic study of Islamophobia with the public square.” This initiative “brings together celebrated faculty, subject-matter experts, and seasoned researchers to examine attitudes and behaviors towards Muslims; dissect public discourses on Islam; and uncover the operational mechanisms of engineered Islamophobia in an effort to raise public awareness and enrich public discourse on this pernicious form of prejudice.”

Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University
The AISP regularly sponsors myriad community programs that include:  photographic exhibitions, film screenings and concerts, conferences, seminars, workshops and lectures.

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut
CASAR is dedicated to increasing international understanding primarily by increasing knowledge of the United States in the Middle East.

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies at the American University in Cairo
Mission is to further mutual understanding between the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the United States by producing academic research on MENA-U.S. cultural and political interactions, and by promoting superior education on MENA-U.S. relations for AUC students.

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at Edinburgh University
The Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre is committed to encouraging a better understanding of Islam and Islamic Culture through ground-breaking research and innovative outreach projects.

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge
The Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge aims to promote a constructive and critical understanding of the role of Islam and Muslims in wider society, with a focus on the UK and Europe. The centre aspires to disseminate knowledge and facilitate informed discussion between academics, policy-makers, the media, the public, business, the third sector and other institutions with an interest in Islam in the contemporary world.

Learn more about other Alwaleed Philanthropies initiatives here.