The Markaz: Resource Center for Engagement with the Cultures and Peoples of the Muslim World

The Markaz, whose name comes from the Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, Turkish and Urdu word for "center," is unique in its cultural focus and goal of serving all students interested in Africa, the Middle East, and central, south and southeast Asia, as well as the American Muslim experience.

The Markaz resource center will serve as an entry point for students who want to get more information about opportunities to engage outside the classroom with the cultures, faiths and peoples of this vast region. The Markaz aims to facilitate dialogue and discussion around the critical social and political issues that have been at the forefront of the national conversation since 9/11.


What's New

Muslim Alumni Mini-Reunion 2014

Join us for the Muslim Mini-Reunion during Reunion Homecoming 2014. Visit the new Markaz Resource Center, meet new students currently on campus, and reconnect with your old classmates.

Markaz Speed Friending and Pizza Social

Come to Markaz  and jump into our social hour of Speed Friending, while enjoying your delicious Pizza. 

Please RSVP by Wednesday Oct. 8th so we can order enough food for everyone. (

Journey to Mecca - Movie Screening

Join us on Thursday Oct. 2, 2014 (6:30 pm - 8:15 pm) for the first movie night of the quarter at Markaz "Journey to Mecca"; as we follow Ibn Battuta's steps in his first journey from Morocco to Mecca.

Hiring an Associate Dean and Director for the Markaz Resource Center

It is with much pleasure that we announce the new job opening for the Markaz Associate Dean and Director position. 

Markaz 2014 NSO Open House

Visit the Markaz Resource Center to learn about the center and its affiliated groups, build networks, and get involved. All are welcome.

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Stanford to open new cultural resource center

In keeping with its mission to promote diversity and foster cross-cultural dialogue, Stanford announced plans to establish The Markaz: Resource Center for Engagement with the Cultures and Peoples of the Muslim World.