Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs (FAMA) is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute. It produces and oversees ASI’s research projects on overarching issues related to the Arab and broader Muslim worlds, including the Middle East and North Africa. The forum is the home of ASI's Knowledge Production Project, the Political Economy Project, among others. All FAMA projects are operated by the Arab Studies Institute, a nonprofit organization that produces and scrutinizes knowledge on matters related to the Arab world and its relations.
FAMA conducts research, convenes conferences, holds events, runs workshops, produces films, and hosts summer institutes for graduate students. Through numerous projects and initiatives, FAMA has developed innovative tools and new platforms for responsible engagement with knowledge produced on Arab and Muslim affairs.