April 2016 - "Sectarianism, Identity and Conflict in Islamic Contexts: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives"
- In partnership with the Arab Studies Institute
April 2015 - "The Qur'an and the Reading of History" Conference - In partnership with Howard Divinity School
October 2013 - "Islam, Mobilization, and Social Change" Conference
March 2013 - "Islam in Africa" Conference - In partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies
March 2013 - "Contemplating the Qur'an" Conference-In partnership with Howard Divinity School, Georgetown University, and the International Institute of Islamic Thought
May 2011 - "Teaching the Middle East" Conference- In partnership with the Middle East Studies Program and Arab Studies Institute
March 2011 - "Beyond Golden Age and Decline" Forum Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
October 2010 - "New Approaches to Qur'an and Exegesis" Conference
April 2010 - "US Relations with the Muslim World" Conference In partnership with the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, the USIP Muslim World Initiative, and the Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
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.
February 2013 - Our Shared Past in the Mediterranean
March 2011 - Islam in/and America Workshop
October 2010 - Constructing Muslim 'Feminist' Ethics Workshop
June 2010 - Confucian-Islamic Dialogue
May 2010 - Qur'anic Reading and Reasoning Workshop