Amr Hamzawy

Nonresident Senior Fellow
Middle East Program

Amr Hamzawy studied political science and developmental studies in Cairo, The Hague, and Berlin.

Amr Hamzawy studied political science and developmental studies in Cairo, The Hague, and Berlin. He was previously a senior associate in the Middle East program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace between 2005 and 2009. Between 2009 and 2010, he served as the research director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, Lebanon. He has also served on the faculty at the American University in Cairo, Cairo University, and Stanford University.

His research and teaching interests as well as his academic publications focus on democratization processes in Egypt, tensions between freedom and repression in the Egyptian public space, political movements and civil society in Egypt, contemporary debates in Arab political thought, and human rights and governance in the Arab world.

Hamzawy is a former member of the People’s Assembly after being elected in the first Parliamentary elections in Egypt after the January 25, 2011 revolution. He is also a former member of the Egyptian National Council for Human Rights. Hamzawy contributes a weekly op-ed to the Egyptian independent newspaper Shorouk.

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  • An Expiry Date for Despots?
    • December 04, 2019

    An Expiry Date for Despots?

    A new wave of Arab uprisings suggests that the authoritarian bargain of the past may be collapsing.

  • Egypt’s Orwellian Populisms
    • November 08, 2016

    Egypt’s Orwellian Populisms

    The ruling establishment claims to defend the people even as its actions target the people.

  • Down by Law
    • October 20, 2016

    Down by Law

    The latest from Egypt’s government is that pessimism is a crime.


Ph.D, Free University of Berlin; M.A. Institute of Social Studies, The Hague; M.A., University of Amsterdam; B.Sc., Cairo University

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  • German
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