Launched in May 2002, the Saban Center for Middle East Policy performs original research surveys and studies in order "to promote a better understanding of the policy choices facing American decisionmakers in the Middle East." Visitors to the site will note that the homepage contains four primary sections, including "Research", "Events", and "Experts". "Research" includes dozens of topical reports and policy briefs organized into thematic categories such as "Middle East Democracy and Development" and "Terrorism". The "Events" area includes information both about upcoming talks and symposia sponsored by the Center and brief synopses of those events that have already occurred. Finally, the "Experts" section provides information on various scholars and fellows who are affiliated with the Center.