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Islamic World Studies

As a program that aims to examine Islam as a faith and civilizing force, the Islamic World Studies program both offers coursework on Islam and encourages students and faculty to incorporate the study of Islam into the College’s existing curriculum.

Islamic World Studies offers a variety of programming outside the classroom for students, faculty, and the general public to complement the academic coursework offered to students. 

Students who choose this minor gain valuable cross-cultural insights and learn skills in diverse disciplines, often pursuing graduate work in this field or careers in public service, international organizations and NGOs, journalism and business. Added recently, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest now offers an off-campus study program in Jordan, where students can study Middle Eastern and Arabic languages. 

Advisory Board

Narimon Safavi
Board member, National Iranian American Council
Rami Khouri
Director, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut
Hussein Ibish
Communications Director. American-Arab Anti-discrimination Committee 

Lake Forest has an active Muslim Student Association 

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Contact Us

Ben Zeller
Associate Professor of Religion
Chair of Islamic World Studies
Buchanan Hall 005

Adrienne Thoms
Department Assistant
Buchanan Hall 224