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Our Team

STAFF

Paul Dyer
Program Manager (Acting)

Edward Sayre
Director of Research

David Beck
Research Analyst

Thomas Chidiac
Research Analyst

EXPERTS

Ehaab Abdou
Advisor, Middle East Youth Initiative

Sultan Al Qassemi
Non-Resident Fellow, Dubai School of Government

Ragui Assaad
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development at Brookings 

Brahim Boudarbat
Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Industrial Relations, University of Montreal

Samantha Constant
Special Advisor to James Wolfensohn

Jad Chaaban
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, American University of Beirut

Raj Desai
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development at Brookings 

Paul Dyer
Fellow, Dubai School of Government

Nader Kabbani
Director of Research, Syria Trust for Development

Taher Kanaan
Managing Director, Jordan Center for Public Policy Research and Dialogue

Mary Kraetsch
Advisor, Middle East Youth Initiative

Taufiq Rahim
Visiting Fellow, Dubai School of Government

Natasha Ridge
Director of Research (Acting), Dubai School of Government

Djavad Salehi-Isfahani
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development at Brookings 

Edward Sayre
Nonresident Fellow, Global Economy and Development at Brookings 

Hilary Silver
Associate Professor, Brown University; Affiliate, Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Diane Singerman
Associate Professor, Department of Government, School of Public Affairs, American University

Tarik Yousef
Dean of the Dubai School of Government and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development at Brookings