Upcoming events and activities

Past events and activities

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South Asian Iftar

On Friday, 29th March, in collaboration with the International Students and Scholar Center and the Bangladesh, Pakistani, and Indian Muslim student associations, CME hosted an Iftar event celebrating the rich culture of South Asian Islam. Many international students are experiencing Ramadan away from friends and family for the first time, so this event provided a joyous occasion for all to come together and share a delicious meal.

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Muslim Lives in Global Phoenix

Listen to our Center Fellows present their research. Each one has been exploring an aspect of the Muslim experience in the Phoenix Valley by interviewing local residents.

Wednesday, February 28, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Room 135, West Hall, 1000 Cady Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281


Omera Ali: Muslim Students - The ASU experience

Najim Asefi: Becoming American - Afghan refugee voices

Simra Maheen: Connecting Communities - Muslim multicultural businesses

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"Home and Belonging: A Community Dinner and Discussion"

On Sunday, 25th February, CME hosted its first community dinner at the Islamic Center of the North East Valley in Scottsdale. Members from Phoenix's richly diverse communities, both Muslim and non-Muslim, gathered, connected and learned from each other about the meanings of "home" and "belonging" and how much they differ from person to person.

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Spirit of the Law

Join the Humanities Institute for a panel on how the spirit of religious law continues to influence and inform writers today.

Thursday, February 8, 5 - 6 p.m.

RBH196, Ross-Blakley Hall,1102 S McAllister Ave Tempe


Yasmin Saikia: Our Co-Director at CME and the Hardt-Nickachos Chair in Peace Studies.

Kathleen Cummings: Rev. John A. O’Brien Collegiate Professor of American Studies and History at the University of Notre Dame.

Jeffrey Cohen: Dean of Humanities and Professor of English at ASU.

Catherine O’Donnell: Assistant Vice Provost and Professor of History at ASU

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Visualizing Peace and Justice in America

CME is proud to partner with the Muslim Public Affairs Council to engage in inter-community dialogues and strengthen Muslim American belonging. Come join us on February 3rd to listen to CME co-director Chad Haines and others speak on “Visualizing Peace and Justice in America.”

Saturday, February 3, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Islamic Center of the North East Valley, 12125 E Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85259

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Asking Hard Questions about Israel & Palestine

Join Barrett The Honors College for a discussion on the events happening in the Middle East. One of our co-directors, Professor Chad Haines, will be speaking.

Thursday, January 25, 6 p.m.

Vista del Sol Theater, Tempe Campus

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Indian Muslim Student Network

On Sunday, 21st January, we hosted a preliminary dinner and discussion for interested students and community members on forming an Indian Muslim Student Network at ASU. This new group will provide community-building and networking opportunities for members on campus.

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Screening of 'A Town Called Victoria'

Join the Center of Muslim Experience in the United States and Project Humanities for a screening and discussion of a new documentary series about the burning of a mosque in a Texan community.

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6 - 8 p.m.

Tempe History Museum, 809 E Southern Ave Tempe AZ 85282

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Toward Mutual Understanding: How Should We Talk about the War in the Middle East?

Join the Center of Muslim Experience in the United States, the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict and the Center for Jewish Studies for a panel discussion on how to foster civil and informed dialogue about the Israel-Hamas war.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

West Hall, Room 135, 1000 Cady Mall Tempe AZ 85281

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The Rhythm Of Culture: Egyptian Musician Karim Nagi at ASU

ASU’s Center of Muslim Experience in the US (CME-US), the School of Social Transformation, and the School of Music, Dance and Theatre invites you to join us for an educational performance by Arab percussionist Karim Nagi.

Monday, Oct. 16, 12:20-1:10 p.m.
Music West Building, Room WB10, 50 Gammage Pkwy, Tempe Campus

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Muslim Minorities in Democratic Societies

On Friday, 29th September, we hosted seven academics from institutions in the US and Europe to present their research on the theme of Muslim belonging in minority settings. After each presented on their own expertise, we held a roundtable discussing shared themes from the talks and ways that we can move forward in disseminating our thoughts and findings further.

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Faith and Football: Mercy, Forgiveness, Patience and Prayer in Sports

ASU’s Center of Muslim Experience in the US (CME-US) invites you to join in an interfaith discussion on the importance and role of religion and faith in the NFL.

Saturday, Feb. 11, 4-5:30 p.m.
Alumni Lounge, Memorial Union, Tempe Campus