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.