Mission Statement

The goal of the Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies is to be an internationally-recognized and independent source of knowledge and information concerning the global Muslim experience. The Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies will deepen our understanding of modern-day Islam and dismantle stereotypes and misconceptions, while also studying the challenges facing the Muslim world, promoting healthy dialogue among the world’s faiths and Islam’s sects, and producing objective research and analysis to inform national policy. The Jaffer Center will highlight the contributions of Islam and Muslims to the global community, while also being a place on campus for Muslim student life and a hub for intellectual and cultural activities for Muslim and non-Muslim students alike.