About the Institute

The mission of The Washington Institute is to advance a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East and to promote the policies that secure them.

Our Leadership

The Washington Institute is led by distinguished Americans who serve on our Board of Directors, advised by a team of veteran American policymakers from across the political spectrum, and managed by experienced scholars and policy practitioners who've served in administrations of both parties.

Board of Directors   Board of Advisors

“Politics, technology, and ideology are reshaping the Middle East in ways that demand even deeper examination and more comprehensive exploration than ever before.”

Robert Satloff
Robert Satloff, Director
Director's Message
Scholar-Statesman Award Honorees Blair, Kissinger, Abdullah, and Shultz

Scholar-Statesman Award

The Washington Institute celebrates outstanding leaders who, through their public service and professional achievements, exemplify the idea that sound scholarship and a discerning knowledge of history are essential to wise and effective policy and the advancement of peace and security in the Middle East.

Learn about the Scholar-Statesman Award and past honorees