Organizations Concerned with Yemen

Note: The following list is provided as a service for anyone concerned with the scholarly study of Yemen. It is not intended as an endorsement of any specific organization by AIYS, its officers or staff. If you have additions or corrections, please contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

American Institute for Yemeni Studies
c/o Dr. Maria Ellis
Executive Director
POB 311
Ardmore, PA 19003-0311
AIYS is a not-for-profit consortium of institutions of higher education dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in all aspects of Yemeni Studies. Institutions as well as individuals are encouraged to join the Institute, which maintains an Overseas Research Center (office, hostel, and library) in Sanaa (P.O. Box 2658, Sanaa, Yemen; (967-1)-275-588, fax (967-1)-276-410), publishes the bulletin Yemen Update and occasional other publications, and sponsors this Yemen Webdate website. For more information about AIYS see the official webpage.

Arabian Plate Geological Research Group
Prof. M. Manzies
Dept. of Geology
Royal Holloway
University of London
Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX
United Kingdom
This group publishes a periodic newsletter.

Association France-Yemen
1 bis rue Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre
75005 Paris
This French association publishes a periodic bulletin. The general secretary is Yves Thoraval.

The British-Yemeni Society
Secretary, Julian Paxton, 23 The Green, Richmond, Surrey,TW9 1LX
Chairman, Mr. R.Douglas Gordon.
This registered charity publishes a journal and sponsors lectures and events in England.

Centre français d'ètudes yéménites
P.O.B. 2660
275417 (in Sanaa), fax= 270725 (in Sanaa)
This is the main French research center concerned with Yemeni studies. It operates a building, with an excellent library and rooms for guests at Bayt al-Ajami (just off 26 September Street) in Sanaa. The activities of the centre are documented in the annual Chroniques Yéménites.

Le Cercle Franco - Yemenite
Michel PERCOT, Association President
Inaugurated in January. 2002, the objectives are to promote friendship and understanding between the peoples of the two countries and to advance public knowledge in France about the Republic of Yemen and in Yemen about the Republic of France; its history, geography, economy and culture. Founded by Sumaya ALI RAJA.

Deutsch-Jemenitischen Gesellschaft
Erwinstrasse 52
79102 Freiburg
This society is oriented toward German-Yemeni relations and scholarly research. Their bi-annual journal is called Jemen-Report. The current editor is Herr Prof. Dr. Horst Kopp, Weiherakkerweg 10, 91080 Rathsburg, Germany.

Friends of Hadhramut
48 Richmond Park Road, East Sheen
London SW 14 8JT
United Kingdom.
This is a charity with the aim of providing for the needs of people in the wadi.

Korea-Yemen Center
151-600 KWANAK
P.O.BOX 49
Tel: 82-2-876-4249, Fax: 82-2-876-4349

Leigh Douglas Memorial Fund
The fund was established in memory of Leigh Douglas, who was killed in Lebanon in 1986. The fund makes a number of small grants (ca. 300 British Pounds each) each year to scholars of all nationalities working on aspects of the social sciences or humanities relating to Yemen. For more information, contact Dr. Venetia Porter, 43 Kempe Road, London NW6 6SP, United Kingdom.

Muath Welfare Trust
The Bordesley Centre
Stratford Road
Camp Hill
Birmingham B11 1AR
United Kingdom
Islamic charity in Birmingham, England set up to advance the education of Yemeni children, as well as social and welfare services.

Seminar for Arabian Studies
c/o Institute of Archeaology
31-34 Gordon Square
London WC1 OPY
United Kingdom
fax= 0171-383-2572 (in England)
This annual seminar is held at the University of London, Cambridge, or Oxford. It publishes a series of Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies.

The Society for Arabian Studies
Society for Arabian Studies,
c/o The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH.
United Kingdom
Originally founded in 1973 by Sir Mortimer Wheeler (who is, unfortunately, no longer still digging) as the Committee for Arabian and Gulf Studies and then expanded to its present name in 1987. The Society organises lectures on Arabian themes, publishes an annual Bulletin and is organising a Study Day and Workshop on the Red Sea ("Red Sea Trade and Travel") at the British Museum in October.

Yemeni Development Foundation
225 May Lane, Birmingham. B14 4AW U.K.
Tel: +44 (0)121-684 3865
Fax: +44 (0)121-441 5990
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YDF is a not-for-profit British registered organisation which exists to harness and support the development of community initiatives for the benefit of all.

The Yemen Language Center
Provides five terms for the study of Arabic in Sanaa. In 1997 these ran from Jan 4-March 19, March 29-June 11, June 15-August 27, July 5-September 17, and October 4-December 17. Credits will transfer to most universities. For more information in the USA, contact Mr. Gordon Covey, POB 813, Pearblossom, CA 93553 (805-944-1358 phone and fax). Also check out their web site at. In Yemen, contact YLC, POB 3671, Sanaa, Yemen (011-967-1-285-125).

The Yemen Ornithological Society
POB 2002
Secretary: Mr. David B. Stanton (fax = 967-1-234-438, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
There is a monthly newsletter known as The Lammergeier, which records recent sightings of birds in Yemen. Membership of the society is available for $20.

The Yemeni-American League
The YAL is intended to be the first organization to unite the growing number of educated yemenis in the U.S..  We all understand the importance of organization and networking for the advancement of our community, and the improvement of the conditions of our people.  The YAL offers each one of us a platform through which we can all contribute to better our community.


Miscellaneous Organizations

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
4201 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 244-2990
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Association for Middle East Women's Studies (AMEWS)
Editorial Office
64 Alumni Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

G.C.C. Folklore Centre
POB 7996
Doha, Qatar
861999 (in Qatar)
867170 (fax)
Publishes al-Ma'thurat al-Sha'biyya four times a year.

Middle East Medievalists
The Oriental Institute
1155 E. 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
Publishes a bi-annual bulletin called al-Usur al-Wusta.

Middle East Section, American Anthropological Association

Middle East Studies Association
1634 East Helen St.
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 621-5850
(520) 626-9095 (fax)

Ornithological Society of the Middle East


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