U.S. Islamic World Forum

On September 16-18, 2017, the Brookings Institution, in conjunction with the State of Qatar, will convene the 13th annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum. The theme of this year’s Forum is “Crisis and Cooperation.”


The Forum’s plenary sessions will explore major developments, transitions, and crises affecting our world. Topics include:

-Ending civil wars in the Middle East and North Africa region and rebuilding afterwards
-The future of pluralism, citizenship, and religion in the Middle East
-Refugees and cities, and the global response



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

-The future of pluralism in the Arab world
-Refugees and cities
-Stabilization and reconstruction


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