The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University (the MDC) is proud to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TRENDS Research and Advisory Center in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E, headed by the distinguished Dr. Mohamed Abdullah Al-Ali, Director General.
The agreement between the MDC and TRENDS seeks to enhance academic and analytical research, as well as cooperation in mutual interest areas, such as geopolitics of the Middle East, economics and intercultural relations. The two Centers expect to mutually expand each other's knowledge base and benefit from one another's accumulated practical and research experience. Together, MDC and TRENDS will conduct genuine and insightful scientific research to serve their respective societies and to support policy makers. Collaborative activities will include joint research projects, conferences, workshops, seminars and symposiums, exchange of publications, joint release of publications, and a common research database. MDC looks forward to this joint endeavor, that will bring together academics from both parties to build a bridge for a stronger and better future for us all.
MDC Director, Prof. Uzi Rabi said: "We are very excited about this special opportunity and grateful to our colleagues at TRENDS, with whom we will make this happen - together. This academic cooperation envisions a different, hopeful future for our region - enhanced by genuine personal partnerships, while expanding the cooperation between our two nations."
Dr. Mohamed Al-Ali, Director General of TRENDS Research & Advisory Center, said a partnership with MDC is not just timely and promising, it also opens a world of opportunities on both sides to learn more about each other. “A region with such a large youth population must have think-tanks and researchers projecting and strategizing future trends and also coming up with robust policy recommendations,” said Dr. Al-Ali.