Professor Amira K Bennison is the Acting Director of the Centre of Islamic Studies, Prince Alwaleed Lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge.
Dr Paul Anderson is the Assistant Director of the Centre of Islamic Studies, Prince Alwaleed Associate Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge.
Yomna Helmy is the Teaching Associate and Schools Outreach Officer at the Centre of Islamic Studies – she teaches Arabic for any graduate or post-doc students within the University who is on a non-langauge course.
Professor Khaled Fahmy was the Director of the Centre of Islamic Studies, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Sa’id Professor of Modern Arabic Studies, and a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. He took up his position in 2018 and left in Oct 2022.
27 April 2023
The new term CIS Public Talks start off with Melissa Gatter on “Time, Power, and Aid: Book talk and discussion on displacement in Jordan, Spain, Morocco, and Bangladesh‘.
27 April 2023
We are delighted to announce that Professor Amira Bennison has agreed to take over as Director of the Centre.
8 Dec 2022
On 8th December Alwaleed Philanthropies “Global” launched a new global initiative to spearhead cross-cultural understanding called the Alwaleed Cultural Network.
The inaugural ceremony was held at Al Diriyah, Al-Turaif District on 08 December 2022, hosted Guest of Honour, His Highness Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al-Saud, Minister of Culture, and over 100 guests.
The Alwaleed Cultural Network patrons of the academic, arts, and culture ecosystem include the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University (USA), University of Cambridge (UK), Georgetown University (USA), University of Edinburgh (UK), American University in Cairo (Egypt), American University of Beirut (Lebanon), Oxford University Museums (UK), and Pergamon Museum, Berlin (Germany).