Sharon C. Smith re-elected to Middle East Outreach Council Board of Directors


Sharon C. Smith, Program Head of the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC) for a second term.

MEOC members belong to a community of outreach professionals and educators dedicated to disseminating apolitical and nonpartisan information, resources, and activities furthering understanding about the Middle East. The organization sponsors workshops for K-12 and higher education teachers, providing pedagogical tools for teaching about the Middle East writ large.  MEOC also sponsors a limited number of travel grants for teachers to attend the Middle East Studies Association annual conference.  In addition, MEOC recognizes quality publications through its annual  Middle East Book Awards in three categories: Picture Book, Youth Literature, and Youth Nonfiction.