Our Mission


We seek to promote knowledge of the Middle East in America and strengthen understanding of the United States by the peoples and governments of the region. We believe the pursuit of this goal is integral to building a world of peace and stability, in which the people of our two regions value our shared humanity.

How We Do It

We seek to promote knowledge of the Middle East in America and strengthen understanding of the United States by the peoples and governments of the region. We believe pursuit of this goal is integral to building a world of peace and stability, in which the people of our two regions value our shared humanity.


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Our experts shape diplomatic, legislative, and public discourse through publication, private briefings, testimony, and media.

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We provide education and resources to the next generation of global leaders.

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Our Center for Arts & Culture promotes a more integrated understanding of the Middle East, forging people-to-people connections and creating a destination for exploring the role of the arts in the region.

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We elevate voices from the region in international conversation.

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Our international conflict resolution dialogues bring together civil society and political leaders to achieve impact through cooperation both in and outside of the region.

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