PHILADELPHIA – Efraim Karsh today becomes director of the Middle East Forum. Daniel Pipes, who founded the Middle East Forum in 1994 and has served as its director since, assumes the presidency of the Forum, a new, full-time position. As explained in the

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PHILADELPHIA – Efraim Karsh today becomes director of the Middle East Forum. Daniel Pipes, who founded the Middle East Forum in 1994 and has served as its director since, assumes the presidency of the Forum, a new, full-time position.

As explained in the announcement of his appointment, Mr. Karsh will direct the Forum's operations, functioning as chief operating officer. Specifically, he will supervise, consolidate and expand existing programs and venture into new fields of activity. In addition, Mr. Karsh will continue to edit the Forum's Middle East Quarterly and conduct research and writing on the Middle East.

Mr. Pipes will function in his new role as chief executive officer. In addition to setting policy, he will aim to expand the Forum's reach by increasing its resources and through his own work on the Middle East and Islam.

Immediate release.

For more information, contact Amy Shargel at
215-546-5406, ex. 22
Shargel@MEForum.org.