Founded in 2006, the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, based in Beirut, Lebanon, draws on top regional experts to provide in-depth analysis of political, socioeconomic, and security issues in the Middle East and North Africa. The center seeks to cultivate a deeper understanding of the region by offering insights into the challenges faced by states and citizens and by addressing long-term trends. As freedom of expression has been increasingly curbed, the center has served as a space for individuals to express their views on the region and reflect on solutions.
Yahya is an incisive and thoughtful author on political violence, identity politics, pluralism, and development and social justice after the Arab uprisings, among other topics. She has focused much of her recent work on Lebanon’s political and economic future as well as Syria’s refugees and their struggle to return home. Yahya previously worked for the United Nations, advising on social and urban policies for West Asia.Recent Research
In an increasingly crowded, chaotic, and contested world and marketplace of ideas, the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center offers decisionmakers global, independent, and strategic insight and innovative ideas that advance international peace.Follow Us
The Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center continuously seeks to expand its diverse pool of regional scholars and support staff and to provide an intellectually challenging and professionally rewarding environment. The center offers staff opportunities to develop their analytical, research, and interpersonal skills and to can expand their personal networks.
The Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center offers year-round internships for young graduates from the region to enhance their career prospects and complement their education. Interns support the center’s mission of promoting a deeper understanding of the region by contributing to the work of the communications team, scholars, and research staff. They are encouraged to partake in all the center’s activities and benefit from debates and discussions.
All eligible applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected group.