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The American Institute of Afghanistan Studies
The American Institute of Afghanistan Studies (AIAS) is a private, non-profit organization run by scholars with the aim of promoting and encouraging the systematic study of the culture, society, land, languages, health, peoples and history of Afghanistan. It will be especially concerned with increasing the numbers of scholars in the United States who have expertise in, and understanding of Afghanistan, and to assist in the rebuilding of academic institutions and the advanced study of Afghanistan by Afghan scholars.


The ILEX Foundation

The Ilex Foundation promotes the study of humanistic traditions that derive from the civilizations of the Mediterranean and Near East, and is dedicated to disseminating the research it promotes through the application of information technology. Ilex is a non-governmental organization dedicated to purely intellectual agenda.

41783_354295339345_1814_nThe American Research Institute in Turkey

The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to promoting American and Turkish research and exchange related to Turkey in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. ARIT provides support for these scholarly endeavors through maintaining research centers in Istanbul and Ankara and administering a program of fellowships to support research in Turkey at the doctoral and post-doctoral levels.

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 The Islamic Society of Boston University

 The Islamic Society of Boston University strives to aid its members in  practicing their faith, to establish a sense of unity among Muslim brothers  and sisters at Boston University and beyond, and to disseminate accurate information about Islam among students, staff, and the broader community, with the ultimate goal of pleasing Allah (God).

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 Boston University Organization of Pakistani Students

The Boston University Organization of Pakistani Students is a student group seeking to celebrate and share our interest in the cultural, political, and social fabric of Pakistan and its South and Central Asian neighbors. Students of Pakistani heritage have been an active part of the Boston University community for decades, and it is the goal of the OPS to continue their strive to establish a clear portrayal of Pakistan and its culture, and to be part of the multi-ethnic fabric of BU and the city of Boston.

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Arabic Society of Boston University

The Arabic Society of Boston University is a collection of undergraduate students dedicated to the study of Arab politics, economics, society, culture, and language. We seek to explore, discover, and share our love of the Arab world with our fellow students. Through educational opportunities and events, and in a relaxed social setting, we hope to promote the Arab world on Boston University’s campus and beyond.

Screen Shot 2016-10-05 at 11.11.05 AM    Boston University Lebanese Society 

A non-religious and non-political organization that aims to share the Lebanese culture with the   students at Boston University and larger Boston community through cultural events and          gatherings. People of all nationalities are welcome to all our events.



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Boston University Saudi Cultural Club

The Boston University Saudi Cultural Club aims to introduce Saudi culture to BU students and    create a network for the Saudi students at BU. 

The Boston Forum on the Middle East

The Boston Forum on the Middle East is a joint initiative of Boston University, Boston College, and the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. The forum is intended to be a periodic venue for scholarly dialogues and informed debates on important issues concerning the Middle East.

Other Partners:

American Institute for Iranian Studies

American Institute of Maghrebi Studies

Arabic Community Mentoring at Charlestown High School

Interested in becoming a partner? Contact the Institute