The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) is a public policy think tank devoted to research and analysis of critical issues facing the Middle East. The center is located in Jerusalem, Israel.
The JCPA was established in 1978 by Daniel Elazar as an umbrella organization encompassing the Center for Jewish Community Studies and the Jerusalem Institute for Federal Studies. As a policy research and education organization, the center attracted leading scholars from a variety of geographical, disciplinary, and political backgrounds. Elazar personally raised most of the funds for the operation of the organization and the restoration of an imposing building on Tel Hai Street in Jerusalem, named in honor of the Milken family.
The JCPA served as an adviser for Project Renewal, a major urban revitalization program. In 1986, it organized an international conference in Jerusalem on urban revitalization attended by over 500 participants from 30 countries.