Background and Mission

The Institute of Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS) is an independent, tax-exempt, educational and cultural organization with the mission to educate the African and Asian communities and to educate the public and inform the media on issues related to Africa and Asia.

INEAS hosts lecture series, workshops, radio programs and organizes major cultural events such as poetry readings and musical concerts.  PLEASE visit our "Events" page for more information.

The official registration of the Institute was in October 1994, which coincided with the Institute's first major poetry event on October 22. In August 1995, we were approved for tax-exemption status as a 501 (C) (3) organization.