The U.S./Middle East Project was established in 1994 by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). In 2006, the U.S./Middle East Project became an independent policy institute. Its mission is to provide nonpartisan analysis of the Middle East peace process and to present policymakers in the United States, region and in the larger international community with balanced policy analysis and policy options to prevent conflict and promote stability, democracy, modernization and economic development throughout the region. The U.S./Middle East Project pursues these goals under the guidance of an International Board, comprised of eminent personalities with extensive experience in government and in the private sector, in dealing with the political, economic and social aspects of this critical and troubled region. The U.S./Middle East Project pursues its mission through a range of activities that include studies, periodicals and publications, conferences, consultations with heads of states in the region and collaboration with a wide range of international agencies pursuing similar goals. Jerry Hirsch currently serves on the board of the organization. The Lodestar Jewish Donor Advised Fund has provided multiple grants to support the ongoing work of the organization.
U.S./Middle East Project