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Shadi Hamid

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Contributing Writer, The Atlantic; Co-Founder and Editor, Wisdom of Crowds

Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he is an expert in the Foreign Policy research program and the Center for Middle East Policy. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and co-founder and editor of Wisdom of Crowds, which includes a newsletter and podcast. Hamid authored Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping the World and Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East. He also co-edited Rethinking Political Islam. His forthcoming book is The Problem of Democracy: America, the Middle East, and the Rise and Fall of an Idea. Hamid was named one of the world’s top 50 thinkers by Prospect magazine in 2019.

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