Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle East Policy and the author of the new book "Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World" (St. Martin's Press). His previous book “Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East” (Oxford University Press, 2014) was named a Foreign Affairs "Best Book of 2014." Hamid served as director of research at the Brookings Doha Center until January 2014. Prior to joining Brookings, he 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 a contributing writer for The Atlantic and the vice-chair of POMED's board of directors.

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.

Affiliations:
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

Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle East Policy and the author of the new book “Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World” (St. Martin’s Press). His previous book “Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East” (Oxford University Press, 2014) was named a Foreign Affairs “Best Book of 2014.” Hamid served as director of research at the Brookings Doha Center until January 2014. Prior to joining Brookings, he 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 a contributing writer for The Atlantic and the vice-chair of POMED’s board of directors.

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.

Affiliations:
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

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