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Middle East Policy Council

  • Washington, DC
  • www.mepc.org

Mission Statement

The Middle East Policy Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1981 whose mission is to contribute to American understanding of the political, economic and cultural issues that affect U.S. interests in the Middle East. This is accomplished through three programs: the quarterly journal Middle East Policy (the most influential policy publication on the region); the Capitol Hill Conference Series for policymakers and their staffs offering multiple points of view on complex issues; and our acclaimed national outreach for students, educators and other civic leaders.

Journal subscriptions are available through Wiley-Blackwell Publishing; the other two programs are free of charge. We believe that knowledge, insight and perspective are the paths to understanding, and strive to provide these through our nonpartisan programming and this website. A separate site, Teachmideast.org, serves the specific needs of educators.

Main Programs

  1. Middle East Policy, Capitol Hill Conferences, Educational Outreach
Service Areas

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International

We publish a quarterly journal (http://mepc.org/journal), which has subscribers around the world. We also convene quarterly conferences about Middle East policy on Capitol Hill, called our Capitol Hill Conference Series (http://mepc.org/hill-forums), that is covered by international media. MEPC provides highly respected in-person presentations on the Middle East for students, educators, and other civic leaders (http://mepc.org/teachmideast).

ruling year

1982

President

Self-reported

Ford Fraker

Executive Director

Self-reported

Dr. Thomas R. Mattair

Keywords

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Middle East Policy Journal, Capitol Hill Conference Series, Educational Outreach

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EIN

52-1230205

 Number

7951036983

Also Known As

MEPC

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

International Peace and Security (Q40)

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

Middle East Policy, Capitol Hill Conferences, Educational Outreach

The Middle East Policy Council has three primary activities: (1) The Council publishes a quarterly journal , a key source for analysis of political, economic and social issues affecting U.S. policy-making on the Middle East. The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) has recognized the journal  as the highest ranked journal of its kind in international relations. (2) The Capitol Hill Conference Series of half-day forums for members of Congress and their staffs, executive branch officials, opinion leaders, and members of the media who affect U.S. relations with the Arab world and the wider Middle East. (3) The Council's national educational outreach program, which provides teachers with fair, unbiased information and materials about Islam and the Middle East.

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Budget

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Service Areas

Self-reported

International

We publish a quarterly journal (http://mepc.org/journal), which has subscribers around the world. We also convene quarterly conferences about Middle East policy on Capitol Hill, called our Capitol Hill Conference Series (http://mepc.org/hill-forums), that is covered by international media. MEPC provides highly respected in-person presentations on the Middle East for students, educators, and other civic leaders (http://mepc.org/teachmideast).

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Funding Needs

The Council has an annual budget of between $800,000 to $900,000 for salaries and benefits, rent, and program costs. It relies on and seeks donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

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Middle East Policy Council
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Middle East Policy Council

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President

Ford Fraker

Executive Director

Dr. Thomas R. Mattair

BIO

Available at http://mepc.org/media-resources.

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"The Middle East Policy Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1981 whose mission is to contribute to American understanding of the political, economic and cultural issues that affect U.S. interests in the Middle East. This is accomplished through three programs: the quarterly journal Middle East Policy (the most influential policy publication on the region); the Capitol Hill Conference Series for policymakers and their staffs offering multiple points of view on complex issues; and our acclaimed national outreach for students, educators and other civic leaders.

Journal subscriptions are available through Wiley-Blackwell Publishing; the other two programs are free of charge. We believe that knowledge, insight and perspective are the paths to understanding, and strive to provide these through our nonpartisan programming and this website. A separate site, Teachmideast.org, serves the specific needs of educators."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Richard Schmierer

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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