Message from the President

Founded in April 2010, AALIMS reached a milestone at its third anniversary. As a sign of becoming an established organization, we have experienced our first “change of the guard.”

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Economic and Political Development of the Muslim World

Date: April 6, 2012, 12:30pm – 6:30pm; April 7, 2012, 8:30am – 6:30pm

Program: Coming soon

Location: Stanford University

Koret-Taube Conference Center, Room 120
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Buildings
366 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305-6015


Bringing together prominent scholars from the United States and abroad, the conference will explore a variety of issues concerning political economy of Islam and the Muslim World, including Islamic beliefs and financial markets, political participation and competition in modern Islam, conflict in the Muslim world, and Islam and institutional change. It will be preceded by a half-day graduate student workshop. Organized jointly by the Stanford University’s Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS), the conference is co-sponsored by Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and Stanford Center for International Development (SCID).