Twitter Facebook Vimeo Icon

The mission of the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies is to advance a sound and nuanced understanding of Muslim societies and the Islamic faith, its role in world history, and its current patterns of globalization.

Read More »


See all news »

Application deadline extended for winter Arabic program in Jordan

Students who wish to learn Arabic by immersing themselves in the Middle East can still take advantage of the Winter Break Study Abroad program at the University of Jordan in Amman offered by Mason's Center for Global Education. The program runs from January 3-18, 2015, and will teach students both foundational classical Arabic and local Jordanian dialect.

Read More »

Center's small research grants now open to graduate students

The Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies is pleased to announce that it will be awarding a number of seed research grants in 2014-15 designed to foster and cultivate the development of new projects in the study of Muslim societies and Islamic Studies, and to support the ongoing work of advanced research students.

Read More »