AIC strives to educate the general public, government officials and organizations about current issues in the Middle East and issues that relate to the American Muslim constituency. AIC also seeks to encourage civil rights in democracy in the Middle East through civil rights training and social entrepreneurship programs.


AIC’s Education Programs:

Arab Spring Dreams: Edited by AIC’s Nasser Weddady and Sohrab Ahmar this collection of essays, selected from AIC’s annual “Dream Deferred Essay Contest,” presents a wide-range of stories from young Middle Easterners about life under the region’s oppressive regimes.

Civil Rights: AIC implements several programs in the Middle East and North Africa supporting civil and human rights across the region, including the Cairo Human Rights Festival, the Martin Luther King Comic Book and the Online Activism Institute.

Science and Islam: Science and Islam is a groundbreaking series of dialogues analyzing the intersection of Islamic faith and science. Dialogues, held at college campuses across the country, address issues like creation, evolution and extraterrestrial life.

Social Entrepreneurship: In 2011, after years of working with Tunisia social activists, AIC developed Tune in Tunisia to re-energize Tunisian civil society and empower new civic leaders. Run out of AIC’s Tunis office, the program trains and builds a network of emerging social entrepreneurs to lead civil society projects in their local communities.




A Sensational Debate on Extraterrestrial Life, An Islamic Look, Coming to CUB

  Contact: Sydney Pollack                                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: (303) 993-9744                                                                                        Date: 9/16/16 Email: Student Organization: Project Nur Website:   Washington, DC  –  As students and […]

AIC’s Executive Director Speaks at “Counter Radicalisation Programme” in Brussels, Belgium

December 4, 2015 Zainab Al-Suwaij talks about the impact of 9/11 and the “haunting” presence of Islamic extremism in both the West and the Islamic World at a briefing organized […]

AIC’s Executive Director speaks with NPR Berlin and America Abroad on Countering Violent Extremism

AIC’s Executive Director, Zainab Al-Suwaij spoke at a live town hall event in Philadelphia with Jacki Lyden and NPR’s Paris correspondent Eleanor Beardsley from Berlin. America Abroad Media and NPR Berlin […]

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