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Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform U.S. foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Israeli farmers in Negev

Agents of Change Youth Fellowship

Recognizing the significance of the MENA region when it comes to climate response and the potential for youth leadership in the region to shape a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous future for the world, the Wilson Center is launching an Agents of Change Youth Fellowship.


Explore Our Core Thematic Areas

The Middle East Program's flagship initiatives include the MENA Workforce Development Initiative (MENA-WDI) and Middle East Women's Initiative (MEWI).

MEP Collaborations

The Middle East Program hosts multiple cross program collaborations, including two established websites cohosted with the United States Institute of Peace.