Davis Library Reference
Organizations Promoting the Study or Teaching of the Middle East
AMID EAST is a Washington, D. C. based private, non-profit dedicated to building understanding among students in the Middle East and America. This site offers student exchange opportunities and teacher placement in participating locations for English Language Instruction.
Middle East Outreach Council
Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC) is a national nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC working to increase public knowledge about the peoples, places, and cultures of the Middle East, including the Arab world, Israel, Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan. MEOC is a national network of educators dedicated to disseminating apolitical and nonpartisan information, resources and activities furthering understanding about the Middle East.
Middle East Policy Council
The Middle East Policy Council provides political analysis of issues involving the greater Middle East. Through its programs, publications, and Web site, the Council strives to ensure that a full range of U.S. interests and views are considered by policy makers.
Middle East Studies Association (MESA)
A private nonprofit, non-political organization of scholars and other persons interested in the study of the Middle East , North Africa and the Islamic world. MESA is dedicated to promoting high standards of scholarship and instruction, to facilitating communication among scholars, and to promoting cooperation among those who study the Middle East.
National Council on U.S. - Arab Relations (NCUSAR)
An American non-profit organization dedicated to improving American knowledge and understanding of the Arab world through people-to-people exchanges and educational programs.
Saudi Aramco publishes a magazine that focuses on the history, society, and culture of Middle Eastern lands. Teachers, students, librarians and others can request a complimentary subscription by writing to Aramco World, Box 469008; Escondido, California 92046-9008.
Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Seminar (SERMEISS)
SERMEISS is a professional society for faculty from various fields whose common connection is the study or teaching of some aspect of the Middle East and Islamic World. SERMEISS sponsors two meetings annually that are designed to provide for interaction among teachers interested in the Middle East and Islam at three levels--trained specialists in Middle East and Islamic Studies, non-specialists who include the region in their college teaching, and secondary school teachers. Some sessions allow specialists to present their latest research and other sessions focus on new teaching strategies and materials.