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President Barack Obama

MEET Builds Ties, Fosters Innovation in the Middle East

MEET Builds Ties, Fosters Innovation in the Middle East
During a visit to Israel and Palestine in March 2013, President Barack Obama made a speech to a crowd of 2,000 young Israelis in Jerusalem in which he encouraged the nation’s youth to push for peace. In his talk, the President paid tribute to an educational program near and dear to the heart of the MIT community: The Middle East Education through Technology (MEET) program founded at MIT with CSAIL support.