Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University
The Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University is dedicated to furthering the scholarly study of Islam and the Muslim world in a broadly interdisciplinary context and offers incomparable resources in its world-class faculty, extensive and multiple libraries, on-line resources, museums, area studies centers and research initiatives.
Outside the classroom, AISP’s lectures series, conferences, workshops, arts performances and other events encourage an understanding of the broader Islamic world in its global and transnational context and advances interdisciplinary studies that are crossnational and comparative. It seeks to promote the diffusion, exchange and discussion of a wide body of research, and to encourage interaction among academics—at Harvard and beyond—from various traditions of learning.
The Alwaleed Program at Harvard was established with a generous donation from Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia, who is known for a wide range of philanthropic activities around the globe.