The Hollings Center
- District of Columbia
The Hollings Center for International Dialogue is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to fostering dialogue between the United States and countries with predominantly Muslim populations in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, Eurasia and Europe.
In pursuit of its mission, the Hollings Center convenes dialogue conferences that generate new thinking on important international issues and deepen channels ofcommunication across opinion leaders and experts. Since its inception, the Hollings Center has convened dialogues that fall into three main categories:
- Next-Generation Dialogues provide a venue for a rising generation of experts from Muslim-majority countries to engage in cutting-edge discussions with their American counterparts on issues of shared importance.
- Higher Education Dialogues foster exchanges of ideas, expertise, and best practices across university communities in the United States and the Muslim world.
- Regional Policy Dialogues cover challenging topics that link Muslim-majority nations and the United States and engage a broad spectrum of practitioners, academics, economists, civil society leaders and think-tank experts.
The Center issues reports on its dialogues and funds a small grants program. The grants enable select participants to pursue collaborative projects that build on critical issues raised at the dialogue events.