Dr. Shadi Hamid

Dr. 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 Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World , which was shortlisted for the 2017 Lionel Gelber Prize. He is also co-editor with Will McCants of Rethinking Political Islam and co-author of Militants, Criminals, and Warlords: The Challenge of Local Governance in an Age of Disorder. His first book Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East  was named a Foreign Affairs “Best Book of 2014.” Hamid served as director of research at the Brookings Doha Center until January 2014. Hamid is also a contributing editor at The Atlantic and vice-chair of the Project on Middle East Democracy’s board of directors.

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