Enriching a Global Community

Institute talks, conferences, research workshops, public lectures, films, and exhibitions explore topics central to NYU Abu Dhabi academic and research pursuits
such as sustainability, urban planning, climate change, peace, genomics, and world finance.


A Career in Public Service from President Carter to President Obama

Optical Tweezers Shedding Light on Life’s Molecules, One at a Time

Gender and Globalization in Contemporary Visual Art


Many Institute talks are recorded and available online.


The Institute is proud to have supported many publications that have stemmed from our programs.

Program Proposals

The Institute welcomes proposals for multi-day conferences, workshops, and regional seminars in fields of study that have thematic relevance to the NYUAD curriculum and areas of research: Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Science, and Social Science.
Submission guidelines and procedures (PDF)

Submission deadlines
February 1 and September 1

About the Institute

The Institute is a cornerstone of academic excellence at NYU Abu Dhabi, supporting innovative research programs, and organizing public discussions with international experts.

Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, Atlantic Council, Barjeel, Emirates Falconers Club, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Hedaya, UAE University, Zayed University.

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