Shadi Hamid

Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution,

Dr Shadi Hamid is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a contributing writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of ‘Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World’, 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. Hamid was named one of the world’s top 50 thinkers of 2019 by Prospect magazine. He 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.