About Us

Who we are

Beirut Institute is a cutting edge, independent Arab think tank that is committed to achieving a sustainable impact on local and global policy.

Founded by Raghida Dergham in 2010, Beirut Institute is taking the lead in shaping the future of the region. It is a catalyst for intergenerational and innovative solutions to current challenges facing the region, and a platform for enlightened thinkers to develop future opportunities.

Beirut Institute encourages debate and drives decision-making on policies and strategies relating to global policy, governance, innovation, women, technology and education. It is forging dynamic strategic partnerships with like- minded institutions globally, and it is set to become a pivotal destination for those interested in transforming the Arab region and Arab relations with East and West.

Beirut Institute Summit will be a forum for ideas that tackle the challenges and embrace the opportunities influencing and affecting the Arab region. Beirut Institute has also entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Gulf Research Center to raise awareness of issues pertaining to security and stability in the Gulf region.