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Shadi Hamid is a fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle East Policy, and the author of “Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East” (Oxford University Press, 2014). He served as director of research at the Brookings Doha Center until January 2014. Prior to joining Brookings, Hamid was director of research at the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and a Hewlett Fellow at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Hamid is currently vice-chair of POMED's board of directors, a member of the World Bank’s MENA Advisory Panel, and a contributing writer for The Atlantic.

Hamid has also served as a program specialist on public diplomacy at the U.S. State Depart-ment and a legislative fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, Slate, Forbes, The National Interest, Policy Review, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and many other publications.

Hamid received a Bachelor of Science and master’s from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and his doctorate in political science from Oxford University.

The Atlantic, contributing writer
EUSPRING, international advisory board
Project on Middle East Democracy, vice-chair of board of directors
World Bank, MENA Advisory Panel, member