ABOUT US

The Middle East Council on Global Affairs (MECouncil) is an independent, non-profit policy research institution based in Doha, Qatar.

MECouncil conducts policy-relevant research, convenes meetings and dialogues, and engages policy actors on geopolitical and socioeconomic issues facing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

MECouncil serves as a bridge between the MENA region and the rest of the world, providing a regional perspective on global policy issues and establishing partnerships with other leading research centers and development organizations across the MENA region and the world.

Core
Activities

Analyze

major geopolitical, security, and socio-economic policy issues facing the MENA region, combining regional perspectives with global expertise.

Convene

thought leaders, policy influencers, and practitioners to discuss key policy concerns and deliberate on viable and sustainable policy solutions.

Engage

with policymakers throughout the Middle East and the world to promote policy solutions that contribute to regional security and prosperity.

Partner

with leading global institutions to design and deliver innovative projects and initiatives that generate new knowledge and achieve policy impact.

our
history

In 2007, the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. established the Brookings Doha Center (BDC). For fourteen years, BDC provided critical analysis on geopolitical and socioeconomic issues in the Middle East and North Africa and became recognized as a hub for high-quality independent research and policy analysis on the region. In 2021, with the support of its key stakeholders, BDC evolved into an independent policy research center under the name of the Middle East Council on Global Affairs.

our
team

Senior Fellow and Director

Administration and Research

Senior Fellow and Director of Research

Research

Managing Director

Administration

Director of Communications

Communications and Events

Director of Development

Administration

Executive Assistant

Administration

Events and Operations Manager

Communications and Events

Senior Editor

Communications and Events

Research Associate

Research

Junior Accountant

Administration

Research Assistant

Research

Communications Assistant

Communications and Events

Research Assistant

Research