UConn Abrahamic Programs serves as an innovative academic umbrella that fosters cross-border research collaboration, intercultural communication, and community engagement to explore emerging trends and issues of critical importance in the Middle East and North Africa. It builds on the intellectual foundations of Abrahamic thought and its three monotheistic faiths—which emphasize the value of acquiring knowledge, using reason, and acting with wisdom—complemented by the long-standing Connecticut tradition of innovative thinking and scientific discovery. Abrahamic Programs convenes a series of workshops that emphasize substantive, in-depth interactions that foster meaningful, lasting relationships and new collaborations.




"Abrahamic Traditions & Environmental Change"

June 23 - 26, 2019
Rhodes, Greece


Abrahamic Symposium Program


"Jewish-Christian-Muslim Intellectual Exchanges in the Medieval & Early Modern Mediterranean"

October 25 - October 26, 2017
Student Union, Storrs, CT 06268

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11/08/21 Middle East activists say that climate can trump politics

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10/26/21 Biden and Mother Nature Have Reshaped the Middle East

Internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist details EcoPeace Middle East's "Green Blue Deal."
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