Information Resource Center

The Information Resource Center (IRC) is the research and reference service of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. The IRC provides local Lebanese audiences including journalists, government staff, academicians and NGOs with up-to-date and accurate information about specific subject areas related to the United States, including foreign policy, history, culture, society, and other questions about the United States.  The information is provided both in English and Arabic.

The IRC is part of the Public Diplomacy (PD) section and conducts outreach and research though a number of electronic resources. Inquiries may be sent electronically to the IRC at The request should include the name, institution (if available), contact information of the requester as well as a precise description of the requested information.

Note: The IRC does not provide visa information. For visa information, please see Visas on the Embassy’s website.