The Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on the Middle East and the Islamic World highlights the importance of studying both a region and a culture, while also addressing challenges outside the Middle East itself.

    Chaired by Hoover fellow Russell Berman, the group draws on a wide network of scholars and practitioners, from within the United States and abroad, to support changes that enhance economic and political freedom, and foster personal liberty and rule of law—developments that are critical to the very order of the international system.


    Significant gifts for the support of this working group are acknowledged from:

    • Herbert and Jane Dwight
    • Donald and Joan Beall
      Beall Family Foundation
    • S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
    • Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
    • Stephen and Susan Brown
    • Lakeside Foundation
    • Nancy Doyle, M.D.


    The opinions expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Hoover Institution or Stanford University.

    © 2024 by the Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior University.


    overlay image