The Carnegie Middle East Center hosted young scholars from the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo for a one day workshop that introduced them to writing and working for think tanks and the differences between policy and academic writing. The workshops included sessions on analytical writing and maximizing impact through effective communications. Senior Carnegie Middle East Center scholars also met with the students and discussed the research techniques they employ when writing their papers, and the director of the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, one of the center’s regional think tank partners, led a discussion on how scholars can establish their own policy research institutions in the Middle East and the challenges and opportunities they face.