Call for Nominations - Middle East Policy Council's 40 Under 40 Awards

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Submitted by Gavin Moulton:

Nominations Open for Middle East Policy Council's 40 Under 40 Awards

Honoring emerging professionals with outstanding contributions to U.S.-Middle East relations

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2021 - Today, the Middle East Policy Council (MEPC) is pleased to announce its first-ever 40 Under 40 Awards to recognize exceptional professionals making an impact in U.S.-Middle East relations.

Nominations fall within eight categories - government, diplomacy, education, academia/think tank, non-profit, journalism, arts and culture, and business - to reflect the breadth of U.S.- Middle East relations and to provide a structure for submissions. Individuals can nominate a colleague, fellow professional, or themselves. 

Nominations may be submitted online by clicking here. The priority deadline for submitting entries is June 1, 2021.

Honorees will be notified on a rolling basis and formally recognized at the MEPC 40th Anniversary Gala in late 2021. Profiles of the honorees will be featured on MEPC's website and social media channels.

"This initiative is part of celebrating MEPC's 40th anniversary," said Executive Director Bassima Alghussein. "The MEPC has long been a platform for emerging voices from the U.S. and the region and this new 40 Under 40 initiative recognizes these rising stars and highlights their work impacting U.S. - Middle East affairs. I join the MEPC Board and leadership team in looking forward to celebrating with the honorees later this year."

The public is encouraged to follow MEPC's social media channels and website for updates on the nominating process and honorees.

About MEPC: The Middle East Policy Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-partisan educational organization founded in 1981. MEPC's mission is to contribute to American understanding of the political, economic, and cultural issues that affect U.S. interests in the Middle East. This purpose is achieved through three programs: the quarterly journal Middle East Policy, the most influential policy publication on the region known for bold and thought-provoking analysis; the Capitol Hill Conference Series for members of Congress and their staffs illuminating new or under-represented perspectives on complex issues; and TeachMideast, our acclaimed educational outreach initiative and cultural exchange for students, teachers and other civic leaders.

Support MEPC: Nominations to the 40 Under 40 initiative fuel MEPC's mission of elevating emerging voices on Middle East affairs from the U.S. and the region. The Council depends upon financial support from our generous donors to sustain these new programs. You can donate securely to the MEPC by clicking here. For more information about underwriting opportunities related to the 40 Under 40 program and associated 2021 Gala, please contact our Executive Director Bassima Alghussein at info at mepc dot org.

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