The following academic organizations provide opportunities for faculty to advance their scholarly work in Middle East studies. Clicking on each organization will direct to its website outside MESP.
Established in 1984, AIMS is a private, non-profit educational organization that works to facilitate research in North Africa and encourage the free exchange of information between American and North African scholars.
Established in 1985 and based in Washington, DC, AAI is a non-profit, nonpartisan national leadership organization. It is the only national organization that promotes Arab American participation in the U.S. electoral system.
The Fulbright Scholar Program is the flagship academic exchange effort of the United States
IPS is the oldest institute in the world devoted exclusively to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
From its inception in 1966 with 50 founding members, MESA has increased its membership to more than 2,700 and now serves as an umbrella organization for more than sixty institutional members and thirty-nine affiliated organizations.
Founded in 1946, MEI is the oldest Washington-based institution dedicated solely to the study of the Middle East. MEI hosts eight resident and over 30 non-resident scholars with deep ties to the Middle East.