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Your support and partnership helps The Washington Institute advance a balanced and realistic understanding of American interest in the Middle East -- and the policies that secure them. When you donate to the Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 organization with a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, you become our partner in advancing peace, democracy, and security in this critical region.

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The Institute welcomes your one-time donation. Institute donors think ahead and stay ahead through our insightful publications, briefings, trips, and conferences.Deepen your engagement by becoming a Trustee or Legacy donor. Becoming a Trustee of The Washington Institute is an honor afforded to those who apply through a sponsoring Trustee and are approved by the Board of Directors. In recognition of their commitment to The Washington Institute, Trustees receive exclusive benefits including invitations to programs, seminars, and briefings in Washington and around the country; exclusive trips to the Middle East led by Institute Experts; special updates by Institute fellows; and much more. Learn more about becoming a Trustee of The Washington Institute.

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Scholar-Statesman Award Dinner

Celebrate the importance of scholarship and statesmanship in the pursuit of peace and security in the Middle East at this annual dinner in New York. Past honorees include Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, and Henry Kissinger. Read more about this event.

Middle East Study Tours

Trustees are invited to join Institute experts on periodic study tours to the Middle East, where they meet with heads of state, cabinet members, U.S. diplomats, military officers, and leaders in business, journalism, and more. Recently, trustees have visited Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Israel, and the West Bank.

Mission & History

Founded In 1985, by a small group of visionary Americans committed to advancing U.S. interests in the Middle East. Read more.