The Carnegie Middle East Center is an independent policy research institute based in Beirut, Lebanon, and part of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The center provides in-depth analysis of the political, socioeconomic, and security issues facing the Middle East and North Africa. It draws its scholarship from a pool of top regional experts, working in collaboration with Carnegie’s other research centers in Beijing, Brussels, Moscow, New Delhi, and Washington.

The center aims to impact policymakers and major stakeholders by offering fresh insight and ideas that cultivate a deeper understanding of the region and by developing new approaches to the challenges of countries in transition.

An advisory council comprised of distinguished national and international leaders from the policy, business, expert, and civil society sectors of countries across the Middle East provides the center with advice and support.

Advisory Council

  • HRH Prince Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah El-Alaoui
    Consulting Professor
    Harvard University
  • Mr. Ibrahim Dabdoub
    Chief Executive Officer (retired)
    National Bank of Kuwait
  • Mr. Said Darwazah
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Hikma Pharmaceuticals
  • His Excellency Abdlatif Al-Hamad
    Director General
    Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
  • Mr. Ali Al-Husry
    Board Director
    Capital Bank of Jordan
  • Dr. Rima Khalaf
    Executive Secretary
    United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  • Mr. Samer Khoury
    Executive Vice President, Operations
    Consolidated Contractors International Company S.A.L.
  • Dr. Bassma Kodmani
    Executive Director
    Arab Reform Initiative
  • Ms. Hutham S. Olayan
    President and CEO
    Olayan America Corporation
  • Mr. Mahmoud Shammam
    Managing Editor, Newsweek (Arabic edition)
    Bureau Chief, Foreign Policy

Center Staff

Contact Us

Phone: +961 1 99 12 91
Fax: +961 1 99 15 91
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Emir Bechir Street, Lazarieh Tower
Bldg. No. 2026 1210, 5th flr.
Downtown Beirut, P.O.Box 11-1061
Riad El Solh, Lebanon

Carnegie Middle East Experts

    Senior Fellows
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    Yezid Sayigh
    Senior Fellow
    Middle East Center
    Sayigh is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his work focuses on the Syrian crisis, the political role of Arab armies, security sector transformation in Arab transitions, the reinvention of authoritarianism, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace process.
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    Maha Yahya
    Middle East Center
    Yahya is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center, where her research focuses on citizenship, pluralism, and social justice in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings.
  • Nonresident Scholars
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    Amr Adly
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center
    Adly is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research centers on political economy, development studies, and economic sociology of the Middle East, with a focus on Egypt.
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    Carole Nakhle
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center
    Nakhle is a nonresident scholar at Carnegie Middle East Center, specializing in international petroleum contracts and fiscal regimes for the oil and gas industry, world oil and gas market developments, energy policy, and oil and gas revenue management.
  • Visiting Scholars
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    Farea Al-Muslimi
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center
    Al-Muslimi is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Yemeni and Gulf politics.
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    Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck
    Resident Scholar
    Middle East Center
    Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck is a Resident Scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where her work examines political and extremist violence, radicalization, Islamism, and jihadism with an emphasis on Algeria.
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    Kheder Khaddour
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center
    Kheder Khaddour is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. His research centers on civil military relations and local identities in the Levant, with a focus on Syria.
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    Raphaël Lefèvre
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center
    Lefèvre is a Gates Scholar and a doctoral candidate in politics and international relations at the University of Cambridge.

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