Carnegie Middle East Center

About​Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
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.
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Our Priorities
Governance, Economies, and Freedoms
Examination of the impacts of declining oil prices, popular uprisings, and the collapse of Middle Eastern and North African rentier economies and authoritarian systems—particularly what this means for governance, economies, and society.
Conflict and Border Relations
In-depth analysis of the internal conflicts, external interventions, and human loss and displacement that are shaping the region, with an emphasis on border areas and state relationships.
Religion, Identity, and Politics
Assessment of the roles of religious, tribal, and ethnic groups in shaping the region’s social fabric for centuries, how the roles have evolved to respond to new challenges, and the repercussions.
Civil-Military Relations
Large program on civil-military relations in Arab states; it aims to build expertise in defense affairs, enable civil-military dialogue, and foster defense-sector oversight—with the ultimate goal of developing policies that support the modernization and professionalization of Arab militaries.
Multipolar Regional Order
Survey of the effects of regional and international powers that are competing for political, economic, and societal influence in the region.
Featured
Maha Yahya
Center Director
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
Center Scholars
Senior Fellows
Yezid Sayigh
Senior Fellow
Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
Maha Yahya
Director
Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
Resident Scholars
Mohanad Hage Ali
Director of Communications and Fellow
Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
Dalia Ghanem
Resident Scholar
Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
Nonresident Scholars
Armenak Tokmajyan
Nonresident Scholar
Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
Bader Al-Saif
Nonresident Fellow
Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
Nathan Toronto
Commissioning Editor
Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
Hamza Meddeb
Nonresident Scholar
Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
Michael Young
Editor, Diwan
Senior Editor, Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
Ahmed Nagi
Nonresident Scholar
Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
Aram Nerguizian
Senior Advisor
Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
Harith Hasan
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
Kheder Khaddour
Nonresident Scholar
Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
Advisory Council
Mr. Said Darwazah
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Hikma Pharmaceuticals
Mr. Fouad M.T. Al-Ghanim
Managing Director
Fouad Alghanim & Sons Group of Companies
Mr. Ali Al-Husry
Board Director
Capital Bank of Jordan
Dr. Rima Khalaf
Former Executive Secretary
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
Mr. Samer Khoury
Executive Vice President, Operations
Consolidated Contractors International Company S.A.L.
Dr. Bassma Kodmani
Executive Director
Arab Reform Initiative
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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.
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Michael Young
Editor, Diwan
Senior Editor, Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
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Working at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
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.
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Internships at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
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.
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