Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC)
Founded in 1981. Membership: 134. Dues: $25 outreach professional; $10 educator; $150 institutional. MEOC is a national network of educators dedicated to disseminating apolitical and nonpartisan information, resources, and activities furthering understanding about the Middle East. MEOC’s target audience is non-specialists at the K-12 and college levels, although its services are relevant to broader community needs. MEOC publishes a newsletter, develops and disseminates teaching resources, and makes annual awards to outstanding books about the Middle East for children and young adults. A MEOC annual meeting and teacher workshop are held in conjunction with MESA conference. President: Craig Cangemi, Qatar Foundation International. For membership, contact: Katie Aslan, University of Texas at Austin.