Knowledge Production Project

Working with the assumption that knowledge is relative, the eight-year Knowledge Production Project (KPP) aims at collecting and organizing knowledge produced on the Middle East, primarily in the English-speaking world, since 1979 for analysis.

The KPP involves the creation of six databases that catalog all peer-reviewed articles on the region, all books, and a variety of other print, visual, and online sources of knowledge, including think-tank policy papers, films, and websites, to be made available to the general public. The project is primarily geared towards helping educators, researchers, and close observers of the region understand how knowledge of the Middle East is impacted by its method of creation.

KPP is a project operated by the Arab Studies Institute, a not-for-profit organization that produces knowledge on matters related to the Arab world and its relations.