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Middle East Dialogue



Middle East Dialogue:
A New Collective Vision
Friday, March 23, 2018
The Historic Whittemore House, Washington, DC
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The Middle East Dialogue (MED) has established an international reputation as a focal point for new research, and a forum for the exchange of opinions and different views. The Middle East Dialogue is for policy makers, scholars, business and social leaders, to discuss current issues. Its purpose is to promote multidisciplinary conversation about topics that include, but are not limited to:  

  • Education Initatives
  • Social, Economic and/or Poltical Reforms
  • Syrian Civil War
  • Peace initiatives
  • Interfaith dialogue
  • Nuclear proliferation
  • Israel/Palestinian conflict
  • Women's gains and challenges
  • Terrorism
  • Issues of stereotying, bias and media representation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technological innovation
  • Addressing the Trump administration 


Other topics are welcome. Our goal is to promote multidisciplinary conversation and networking across the social and political spectrum. You may visit our journals through the links below for more information on the topics covered.
The call for proposals is now open for the 2018 Middle East Dialogue. To submit a paper for consideration, please send a 1-2 page abstract to PSO Executive Director, Daniel Gutierrez, at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 202-349-9282. The early deadline is February 28, 2018.
A panel of reviewers from the Digest of the Middle East Studies International Editorial Board, will recommend select papers for publications in the peer-reviewed journal, DOMES, published by Wiley-Blackwell. 
The Forum is co-chaired by Prof. Mohammed M. Aman of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Editor-in-Chief of Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES)and Prof. Paul Rich, President of the Policy Studies Organization. 
Registration Information*
The Policy Studies Organization and Westphalia Press want the conferences open to as many as possible and have both financial and non-financial co-sponsors, so a simple request will forgive the registration fee. We do need people to register however (link at the top of the page), because we need the number coming for catering, seating, printing, etc. When you register simply indicate that you wish to have the registration waived and it will be our pleasure.
The conference registration fee is $200 for presenters, and $250 for attendees.* Checks can be mailed to the PSO at:
Policy Studies Organization
1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW,
Washington, DC 20036
Tel. (202) 349-9281; Fax (202) 483-2657 
* Arrangements can be made to waive the registration fee on a case by case basis. For more information, please contact Executive Director, Daniel Gutierrez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Continuous refreshments, breakfast, and lunch, will be available for all those in attendance. There is no fee for students, guests of the PSO, and sponsors.

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