POMED’s research program produces original studies and analyses on a range of topics connected to human rights, civil society, political reform, governance, media, and movements for rights and democracy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Our research also examines U.S. foreign policy and U.S. engagement in the MENA region as it relates to these issues.

Key Staff
Nonresident Fellows


In-Depth Research


Short analysis of ongoing trends

Policy Briefs

Discussion and recommendations regarding U.S. foreign policy

Expert Q&As

Expert interviews and insights


Timely responses to current events

Nonresident Fellows

POMED nonresident fellows are leading experts on politics, governance, human rights, and civil society in the MENA region and Turkey who have part-time roles with POMED while they maintain their primary professional affiliations outside the organization. Supplementing and amplifying the work of POMED’s resident staff, POMED fellows research and write publications, engage with the media, participate in events, and contribute to the intellectual life of the organization.

Past Fellows

Daniel Brumberg
Nadwa al-Dawsari
Howard Eissenstat
William Lawrence
Ellen Lust
Ashraf el-Sherif

If you are interested in learning more about POMED’s nonresident fellows program, please contact Deputy Director for Research Amy Hawthorne.

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