Dr. Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and an assistant research professor of Islamic studies at Fuller Seminary. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic, where he writes a monthly essay on culture and politics. Hamid is also the co-founder of Wisdom of Crowds, a newsletter, podcast, and debate platform. In 2019, he was named one of the world’s top 50 thinkers by Prospect magazine.
Hamid is the author of Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Lionel Gelber Prize for best book on foreign affairs, and co-editor of Rethinking Political Islam. His first book Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East was named a Foreign Affairs Best Book of 2014. His forthcoming book The Problem of Democracy will be published by Oxford University Press this October.
Hamid received his B.S. and M.A. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign
Service and his Ph.D. in political science from Oxford University.
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