The Project on Middle East Political Science, POMEPS, is a collaborative network designed to enhance the broader Middle East’s political science field and its engagement with the broader academic discipline, public policy, and the public sphere. POMEPS seeks to shape innovative new approaches to the political science of the region, support the field’s publication in leading academic journals, and ultimately build the number of tenured political scientists specializing on the Middle East. It also aims to increase their contribution to the public foreign policy debate and to the policy-making process, in order to allow their expertise to have more of an impact on vital decisions about the Middle East.
The George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP) serves as a university-wide nexus for faculty and graduate students engaging in research on important public policy issues. They also play a unique dual role among policy research institutes in the United States.
GWIPP's team of research faculty engage in funded research on a variety of domestic issues. Current areas of emphasis include state and local fiscal policy, urban and regional economic development, active living research, the role of federal statistics in monitoring U.S. economic activity, housing policy, the economics of retirement, workforce development in the 21st century, and social welfare policy.