U.S. Islamic World Forum

On June 1-3, 2015, the Brookings Institution, in conjunction with thePermanent Committee for Organizing Conferences – (MOFA), will convene the 12th annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum . The theme of this year’s Forum is “Changing Assumptions”, which relates to historic shifts in geopolitical realities affecting the United States and Muslim-majority countries, as well as to societal and cultural norms.


The Forum’s plenary sessions will highlight several dimensions of relations with and within a rapidly changing Muslim world. Panelists will discuss a wide range of topics, including:


- Strategic priorities for the United States and the Middle East
- Pluralism in the Islamic world
- The role of Iran in the region
- Ending civil wars
- Advancing women’s role in an unstable Middle East

The Forum will also convene working and action groups which will focus on current issues confronting the Islamic world. Group topics include:

- Strategic Realignment in the Middle East
- The Arab uprisings and the next generation of Islamists
- Here to stay and growing: Combating ISIS propaganda networks
- Jumpstarting community-led initiatives to counter violent extremism