Calendar of Events

The following events are hosted by the Middle East Policy Council, TeachMideast, and partner organizations. Contact if you have an event you would like us to share.

Arab American Institute Kahlil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards Gala

May 2, 2019

The Awards Gala is an opportunity for Arab Americans to celebrate the civic and cultural contributions of our own community, to take pride in our shared heritage, and to acknowledge the role we continue to play in creating a vibrant future for our country. To this end, AAIF created the Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service in 2004, which is the only annual award offered exclusively to an Arab American. In 2013, the Anthony Shadid Award for Excellence in Journalism began recognizing groundbreaking coverage of the Arab world or Arab American community.

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St NW
Washington, DC 20008

Presentation to Close Up Middle and High School Teachers

March 4, 2018

MEPC president, Richard Schmierer, to speak with middle and high school history and social study teachers on current issues in the Middle East and U.S. foreign Policy. The Close Up Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic education organization in Washington, D.C., that offers impactful, hands-on programming to educate and inspire young people to participate in their government. 

This is a closed event. For information on Close Up visit the link below. 

The Trump Administration's Middle East Policies: A Mid-term Assessment

January 25, 2018

The Middle East Policy Council organizes quarterly forums on Capitol Hill to discuss and debate issues affecting U.S. national interests in the Middle East. Follow the MEPC Twitter account @MidEastPolicy and check back on this event calendar for information on future events. 

Where: Russell Senate Office Building SR-485
RSVP: Email or call 202-296-6767

This event has passed. For an event recap and a video of the proceedings visit the link below. 

27th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference: What Paths Forward For America In And With The Arab Region?

October 3-November 1, 2018

The Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference is the largest annual gathering in America dedicated to studying, understanding, and promoting the U.S.-Arab relationship. 

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

Greater Together: Building Muslim Resilience in Today's America

September 30, 2018

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Join the 2018 t to support ISPU’s vital work, which aims to develop community, build understanding, and safeguard pluralism. Featured Speaker Khaled Beydoun is a leading scholar on Islamophobia, national security and anti-terrorism law, and civil liberties.

The Fairlane Club

5000 Fairlane Woods Dr.
Dearborn, MI 48126

ISPU at the Islamic Society of North America Annual Conference

August 31-September 2, 2018

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The Islamic Society of North America aims to foster the development of the Muslim community, interfaith relations, civic engagement, and better understanding of Islam. The annual conference brings together dozens of speakers, and also includes an art exhibit, film festival, youth summit and much more. The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding’s leadership and scholars will participate in a number of panels.

George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas 77010