Since its founding in 1981, the Middle East Policy Council (MEPC) has dedicated its programs and publications to improving American understanding of the politics and societies of the Arab world and the broader Middle East, and to promoting thoughtful discussion and debate about American interests and U.S. policies in the region. The Council has a strong reputation for supporting balanced, unbiased and intellectually rigorous discussion and analysis of the Middle East and of U.S. national interests there, and for promoting mutual understanding and partnership to strengthen U.S. relations with the peoples and countries in the region.
Due to the wide distribution of our educational materials, and the broad media coverage of our programs, the Council’s impact is particularly strong beyond the Washington, DC, community and in the region. In 2020 MEPC achieved several new milestones in its core programs, special events, and outreach efforts. The Council’s quarterly Capitol Hill Conferences, quarterly journal Middle East Policy, TeachMideast program for students and educators, media engagement, and digital platforms all reached new heights in 2020 despite the ongoing challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Click here for an overview of MEPC’s 2020 activities and achievements.