To disseminate new scholarship in the field of global Islamic studies, the center holds conferences and colloquia on a wide range of subjects throughout the academic year that are often linked to larger research projects. The center also sponsors conferences in partnership with other departments at George Mason University as well as organizations and other universities located in the Washington metropolitan area.
In the same vein of fulfilling its research mission, the center has sponsored and hosted several workshops, bringing together distinguished international scholars with the center's faculty and graduate students. These sessions provide for intellectual exchanges on a smaller and more intense basis than what occurs at larger conferences.
March 2022 - Race and Islam: Global Histories, Contemporary Legacies
November 2019 - Islam and Humanitarianism: Interdisciplinary Inquiries on Islamic Forms of Aid
April 2019 - Islam in China: New Studies and Perspectives
April 2018 - What is Islam?: Conventional Views and Contemporary Perspectives
April 2018 - Racism, Racialization, and African-American Islam in the Americas
October 2019 - Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies - in partnership with Fall For the Book 2019
October 2018 - Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies - in partnership with Fall For the Book 2018
October 2017 - Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies - In partnership with Fall For the Book 2017
April 2017 - "History, Memory, Identity" Graduate Student Colloquium on Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies - In partnership with the Diyanet Islamic Research Institute
February 2019 - After Malcolm Digital Archive: Celebrating and Preserving the Legacy of African American Islam