The Harvard Middle Eastern Cultural Association (HMECA) seeks to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of Middle Eastern cultures by hosting and supporting various cultural, social, and academic programs within and surrounding the Harvard community. HMECA's primary goal is to serve as a social anchor and cornerstone for the interdisciplinary community of GSAS students, faculty, and interested members of the university to promote awareness of the region's history and culture, and to contribute to the social and intellectual vibrancy of Harvard University. HMECA will employ its resources to inform the Harvard community of the various programs it will be sponsoring.