The Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding was founded in 1993 at Georgetown University in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., United States. Following a $20 million gift from Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal in 2005 the center was renamed the Prince Alwaleed Bin-Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. The gift was one of two to US universities, with the other going to Harvard.
The founding director is John Esposito.
On February 14, 2008 Republican congressman Frank Wolf questioned the prince's gift, and whether the center had ever been critical of the Saudi government.