|The U.S.-Islamic World Forum is designed to bring together key
leaders in the fields of politics, business, media, academia, and
civil society from across the Muslim world and the United States. It
seeks to address the critical issues dividing the United States and
the Muslim world by providing a unique platform for frank dialogue,
learning, and the development of positive partnerships between key
leaders and opinion shapers from both sides.
Now in its fifth year, the Forum has become the foremost meeting for
positive cross-cultural engagement among leaders from the United
States and the Muslim world. It also provides the foundation for a
range of complementary activities designed to enhance the
effectiveness of the dialogue. These include task forces and
initiative workshops of policymakers and experts, as well as
associated outreach, research, and publications. The Forum serves as
both a convening body and catalyst for positive action. Its focus is
on a dialogue that leads to the development of actionable programs
for government, civil society, and the private sector.
• Governance, Religion and Politics
• Human Development and Social Change
• Science and Technology
• Arts and Culture
• Bridging the Divide
The Brookings Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World also
seeks to convene follow-up conferences within other Muslim regions
to address, in greater depth and breadth, the challenges confronting
the United States and the Muslim world as a whole. In 2008, the
Project will convene a regional forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
This meeting will help establish a collaborative framework for U.S.,
Southeast Asian, and wider Muslim-world leaders and thinkers to
gather and address issues of mutual concern.
The Forum is hosted in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry of the
Government of the State of Qatar (Qatar Permanent Committee for