The Middle East Institute’s signature annual event honors the region’s top visionaries, changemakers, cultural leaders, and philanthropists for their positive contributions to the political, economic, social and cultural landscape of the Middle East.
Issam M. Fares Award for Excellence
Lebanese Actor and Director
Middle East Institute Visionary Award
Othman & Leila Benjelloun
Co-chairs of the BMCE Bank Foundation
Master of Ceremonies
Editor-at-large of The Hill
73rd Annual Conference
Wednesday, November 13
The day after the Gala prominent Middle Eastern and American experts and foreign policy practitioners engaged in panel conversations covering the prevailing challenges facing the region and its partners.
About the Gala
Each year, MEI’s Awards Gala provides a unique opportunity to bring hundreds of business, government, NGO, and thought leaders together for one night in celebration of outstanding individuals who are making a meaningful impact in the Middle East.