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CMESC is an independent non-profit research institution
supported by scholars of regional and international
reputation in the areas of economics, politics and other
social studies who are committed to work together as a
think tank to promote economic, social and political
development in the countries of the Middle East in
general and Arab countries in particular.
Canadians of Arab origin established the Center in
Montreal in hopes of upholding and spreading the democratic Canadian values of freedom, multiculturalism, and tolerance by promoting the following broad objectives:
• Contributing to the development and modernization of Middle Eastern countries, and to the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals (MDG's).
• Promoting and
supporting the transformation of the
Middle Eastern political regimes into democratic ones.
• Encouraging the
participation of civil society in
public debate and enhancing the role of non
governmental organizations (NGOs) in promoting
better understanding and harmony within and
Increasing public awareness and
rights, good governance, gender equality, environmental sustainability, and lasting peace in the region.
dialogue between people with different
ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds in order to
curtail violence and terrorism and support global peace.
CMESC has Board of Trustees and Managerial staff . All members serve voluntarily and are not compensated for their work.