Middle East Studies

IIIT Summer Student Program

March 8, 2016

The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) is pleased to announce its 2016 Summer Student Program (SSP), which be held in the period of July 11 – August 14, 2016. In the last several years, IIIT’s Summer Student Program has emerged as a leading summer school in Islamic studies in North America. SSP is a residential program, taught by world-class faculty, drawn from top institutions in the US and around the world.

2016 Faculty are:

Prof. Abdulaziz Sachedina(George Mason University)

Prof. Jonathan Brown(Georgetown University)

Dr. Jamillah Karim(independent scholar, formerly at Spelman College)

Dr. Younus Mirza(Allegheny College)

Dr. Basma Abdelgafar(Carleton University)

Prof. John Voll(Georgetown University)

Prof. Jasser Auda(Carleton University & IPSA)

Dr. Ovamir Anjum(University of Toledo)

Ermin Sinanović(IIIT)

Dr. Yaqub Mirza(Sterling Management Group)

This residential program is designed for graduate students and exceptional senior undergraduates – majoring in the humanities or social science disciplines – who have a particular interest in developing their knowledge and research skills in the core areas of Islamic studies such as methods in the study of Islam, the Qur’an, the Sunnah, Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence), Muslim History and Civilization, and Contemporary Islamic Thought. The program also provides analysis and discussions – in seminar format – on subjects related to history of Islamic thought, Islamic finance and faith-based wealth building, public policy, and Islam in America.

Accommodation for out-of-area students will be provided by the IIIT at a local hotel on a shared basis. In addition, IIIT will pay each student a scholarship of $1,000 to cover their living and other expenses, which will be paid in two installments. Students must have their own health insurance coverage. IIIT does not provide health – or any other form – of insurance to students. The program will be held at IIIT office in Herndon, VA. Transportation to and from Herndon is each student’s responsibility. The Institute will not cover transportation costs.

The applicants should fill in the online application form and submit it with their updated resume/C.V., a recent transcript, and a 250-words statementno later thanMarch 15, 2016. Official transcripts should be sent to the following address: Director of Research and Academic Programs, International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), 500 Grove St., Suite 200, Herndon, VA 20170.

For additional information please email Ermin Sinanović, Director of Research and Academic Programs, at ermin@iiit.org, or call(703) 230-2854.

For program details, former students’ testimonies, and online application, please go tohttp://www.iiit.org/Education/SummerStudentsProgram/tabid/98/Default.aspx