The Civic Education Project® (CEP), an international non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has supported grassroots efforts to promote pluralism and international standards in social science education in transitioning countries since 1991.

In the News

“In Oil-Rich Mideast, Shades of the Ivy League” The New York Times

On February 11, The New York Times published an article examining Education City in Doha, Qatar.  Education City currently is comprised of four U.S. university campuses.  To read the article, click here.

“U.S. Universities Rush to Set Up Outposts Abroad” The New York Times

On February 10, The New York Times published an article examining the trend of U.S. universities establishing programs and campuses abroad — in particular in the Middle East.  To read the article, click here.

The World Bank Releases New Report

On February 4, The World Bank released a new report titled “The Road Not Traveled: Education Reform in the Middle East and North Africa.”  Among other issues, the report examines the need of these countries “to overhaul their education systems to meet the demands of an increasingly competitive world and realize the potential of their large and growing youth population.”  To learn more, click here.

“UJ launches new masters programme in human rights” — The Jordan Times

“Her Majesty Queen Rania on Monday (Dec. 10) joined students and teaching staff at the University of Jordan (UJ), at the launch of a new masters programme in human rights and humanitarian development.”  To read the full article, click here.

Middle East – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

CEP is now working to bring its programs to the Middle East beginning with a pilot project in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. CEP recognizes that Jordan is prioritizing educational reform and the development of the job skills necessary for Jordanians to compete successfully in the local and global workforce. CEP envisions a successful partnership with Jordanian universities in which CEP can provide high-quality educational resources that will develop Jordan’s human capital and universities. In addition, interaction among CEP Visiting Faculty Fellows and local colleagues at partner universities ensures that international academics develop a greater appreciation of and sensitivity to the Middle East.


Recognizing that critically minded and informed individuals are the building blocks of an open, globally competitive society, the Civic Education Project® assists countries to attain the best international practices in higher and professional education.