The Middle East Forum at 30: Shaping the Next Three Decades

You are cordially invited to join the
Middle East Forum for our 2024 policy retreat

May 13-15, 2024 ● Washington, D.C.

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to meet with elected officials, policy experts, and Middle East Forum staff to chart the next three decades of promoting American interests in the Middle East and protecting Western values from Middle Eastern threats at home and across the globe. Our look forward and back will include a keynote speech by MEF founder Daniel Pipes on his goals for the organization at its founding and the challenges along the way.

Panel Discussions will include:

  • Daniel Pipes, founder of the Middle East Forum, on MEF's evolution and goals.
  • Michael Rubin on limiting the problems created by Turkish President Erdoğan.
  • Gregg Roman on the Israel Victory Project's successes and challenges as war rages in Gaza.
  • Jonathan Spyer on Iran's success in destabilizing the region and how to respond.
  • Sam Westrop and Dexter Van Zile on Western Islamism's changing trends and ideological divisions.
  • Ben Baird and Winfield Myers on leveraging all levels of government to break the DEI/ethnic studies bureaucracy's iron grip on Middle East studies.

Date: Monday, May 13, 2024   through May 15   RSVP online
City: Washington, D.C.
Cost: $600 per person (Access to two-day programming and meals. Hotel reservations can be made directly with the hotel.)

Business attire. Limited capacity. Picture I.D. required to enter the building.
RSVP online by May 8, or via e-mail (, fax (215-546-5409) or phone (215-546-5406 ext. 107).