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Complex real-world problems such as global warming or the rise of artificial intelligence require complicated solutions that draw on multiple fields of knowledge and different perspectives. The NYUAD Institute aims to be a meeting place where academic experts, scientists, policymakers, artists, and other thought leaders share and exchange perspectives with the broader public on topics facing the region and the world in 2024 and beyond.

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The Institute is a cornerstone of academic excellence at NYU Abu Dhabi, supporting cutting edge research programs, and connecting the community with international experts to engage in discussions of national and global relevance. See all Institute Resources.

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We have a large selection of past lectures and talks from our eminent guest speakers.


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

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The Institute welcomes proposals for conferences, workshops, and regional collaborative seminars in all fields of study that have thematic relevance to NYUAD’s curriculum and areas of research (Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Science, and Social Science). Proposals can be submitted by tenured/tenure-track and full-time faculty from any of NYU’s global sites.