Program for Strategic Research and Studies


The Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program (PMBF Program) for Strategic Research and Studies, which is supported by the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University Annual Fund, was established in 2012. The program is jointly administered by the Global Perspectives Office and the Department of Political Science in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida (UCF).

The program sponsors or co-sponsors public presentations by distinguished scholars and practitioners, an annual forum, student fellowships and research activities – all at UCF. The program seeks to advance public awareness and knowledge about the United States-Saudi Arabia relationship, including bilateral relations, security, culture and the economy.

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The initiative reflects a partnership between UCF and Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU), a private university in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, that enrolls about 5,550 men and women. The university offers programs in areas such as engineering, computer science and information technology; has an executive MBA program and is planning a college of medicine. Many of the school’s courses are taught in English.

The PMBF Program benefits from input from the two Universities as well as an Advisory Board composed of members designated by UCF and PMU. Additionally, a small staff works hard to help the PMBF Program grow. While we have already had some events that highlighted different aspects of the U.S.-Saudi relationship, please stop by again to receive updates on what is to come.