Middle East Policy Council

aka MEPC   |   Washington, DC   |  www.mepc.org

Mission

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.

Ruling year info

1982

President

Hon. Richard Schmierer

Executive Director

Ms. Bassima Alghussein

Main address

1730 M St NW Suite 512

Washington, DC 20036 USA

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EIN

52-1230205

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

International Peace and Security (Q40)

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

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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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Middle East Policy Council

Board of directors
as of 1/25/2022
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Board co-chair

Hon. Richard Schmierer

Middle East Policy Council


Board co-chair

Hon. William Rugh

Former President, AMIDEAST; Former Ambassador, U.A.E.

Mark Hambley

Member of the Board of Directors

Joseph Hoar

Former Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command.

Patrick Theros

President, US-Qatari Business Council; Former Ambassador, Qatar.

Brian Katulis

Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress.

Karen AbuZayd

Member of the Board of Directors

Philip Mattar

President, Rittenhouse Investments.

Richard Schmierer

Chairman of the Board of Directors & President

Ronald Neumann

American Academy of Diplomacy

Omar Kader

Chairman Emeritus and Member of the Board of Directors

William Rugh

Vice Chairman Emeritus and Member of the Board of Directors

Chas Freeman, Jr.

President Emeritus and Member of the Board of Directors (ex officio)

Anne Joyce

Vice-president and Member of the Board of Directors (ex officio)

Thomas Mattair

Executive Director and Member of the Board of Directors (ex officio)

Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley

Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors

Christine Abizaid

Member of the Board of Directors

Richard Jones

Ambassador Jones served as Ambassador to Israel (2005-2008), Kuwait (2001-2004) Kazakhstan (1998-2000) and Lebanon (1996-1998).

Margaret Nydell

Member of the Board of Directors

James Smith

Ambassador James B. Smith served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 2009 to 2013.

Janet Breslin-Smith

Member of the Board of Directors

Tom Walter

Member of the Board of Directors