Middle East Institute
Founded in 1946, the Middle East Institute is the oldest Washington-based institution dedicated solely to the study of the Middle East. Its founders, scholar George Camp Keiser and former US Secretary of State Christian Herter, laid out a simple mandate: To increase knowledge of the Middle East among the citizens of the United States and to promote a better understanding between the people of these two areas. MEI has earned a reputation as an unbiased source of information and analysis on this critical region of the world, a reputation it has meticulously safeguarded since its creation. Today, MEI remains a respected, non-partisan voice in the field of Middle East studies. MEI publishes The Middle East Journal, the oldest and most prestigious US scholarly publication covering the contemporary Middle East.