Middle East Forum

MEF
Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Middle East Forum promotes American interests in the Middle East and protects western values from Middle Eastern threats. The Forum sees the region — with its profusion of dictatorships, radical ideologies, existential conflicts, border disagreements, corruption, political violence, and weapons of mass destruction — as a major source of problems for the United States. They urge bold measures to protect Americans and their allies. In the Middle East, they focus on ways to defeat radical Islam; work for Palestinian acceptance of Israel; develop strategies to contain Iran; and deal with the great advances of anarchy. In the USA, the Forum emphasizes the danger of lawful Islamism; protects the freedoms of anti-Islamist authors, activists, and publishers; and works to improve Middle East studies. The Middle East Forum realizes its goals through three main mechanisms: Intellectual: The Forum provides context, insights, and policy recommendations through the Middle East Quarterly, staff writings, public lectures, radio and television appearances, and conference calls (see below for details). Operational: The Forum exerts an active influence through its projects, including Campus Watch, Islamist Watch, Legal Project, Washington Project, Apartheid Monitor, and Shillman/Ginsburg Writing Fellowship Program (see below for details). Philanthropic: The Forum annually distributes US$1.5 million in earmarked donations through its Education Fund, helping researchers, writers, investigators, and activists around the world.

Contact details

Website:
www.meforum.org

Address:
Middle East Forum, 1650 Market Street, Suite 3600, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Middle East
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
No affiliation
Year founded
1990
Age (years)
Middle East Forum
 34
United States average
 41
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: Daniel Pipes
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Gregg Roman
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2022): Gregg Roman
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2021): Gregg Roman
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2023
Middle East Forum
 22
United States average
 51
Global average
 65
2021
Middle East Forum
 17
2017
Middle East Forum
 24
% Female staff
2023
Middle East Forum
 36%
United States average
 51%
Global average
 50%
2021
Middle East Forum
 35%

Organisational performance

Publications
2022
Middle East Forum
 580
United States average
 60
Global average
 49
2020
Middle East Forum
 561
Financials
2015
Middle East Forum
 $4,324,625
United States average
 $20,214,723
Global average
 $57,352,757

Social

Likes (2023)
Middle East Forum
 132,228
United States average
 66,654
Global average
 26,966
Likes (2021)
Middle East Forum
 136,880
Likes (2019)
Middle East Forum
 141,433
Followers (2024)
Middle East Forum
 21,800
United States average
 49,711
Global average
 19,229
Followers (2022)
Middle East Forum
 21,635
Followers (2021)
Middle East Forum
 21,308
Subscribers (2023)
Middle East Forum
 2,800
United States average
 19,005
Global average
 6,240
Subscribers (2022)
Middle East Forum
 2,210
Subscribers (2021)
Middle East Forum
 1,700
Followers (2023)
Middle East Forum
 319
United States average
 15,710
Global average
 10,933
Followers (2022)
Middle East Forum
 300
Followers (2021)
Middle East Forum
 268
Followers (2023)
Middle East Forum
 1,556
United States average
 18,467
Global average
 11,984
Followers (2022)
Middle East Forum
 1,275
Followers (2019)
Middle East Forum
 642

Data notes

Last updated: 03/06/2023
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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