Shadi Hamid is director of research at the Brookings Doha Center and a fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.
Hamid's research focuses on democratization and
the role of Islamist movements in the Arab world. 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. He has written on the Middle East and U.S. policy for The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA
Today, Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, Slate, The National Interest, Foreign
Policy, Journal of Democracy, and
many other publications. He has appeared as a guest on NBC Nightly News, CNN, MSNBC,
PBS NewsHour, and Al Jazeera. Hamid received
his B.S. and M.A. from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and
his PhD in political science from Oxford University. His previous publications can be found at the Brookings Institution.