Addisu Lashitew

Addisu Lashitew is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution. He has previously held postdoctoral researcher positions at Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and Simon Fraser University (Canada). Lashitew’s research interest spans various topics in development economics, including firm growth and productivity, resource...

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Deborah Lehr

Deborah Lehr serves as the Chairman of the Antiquities Coalition. She is also the founding Chairman of the Capitol Archaeological Institute at The George Washington University. In that capacity, she launched the International Coalition to raise the profile of the looting of antiquities in Egypt, resulting in a private-public partnership with the Egyptian government. In

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Sarah El Battouty

Sarah El Battouty is a non-resident scholar at MEI. She is an award-winning architect with 18 years’ experience in the field of green and environmental building. Sarah is the founder of one of Egypt’s leading environmental design and auditing companies, ECOnsult, which has carried out the most certified energy-saving projects in Egypt. Her design work spans from

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Eugenio Dacrema

Eugenio Dacrema is an Associate Research Fellow for the MENA Centre at ISPI. Currently, he is a PhD student at the University of Trento. He completed his bachelors at the University of Pavia and his master degree at the University of Bologna in International Sciences with a specialisation in development economics. He studied Arabic for

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Dr. Mohammed Masbah

Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme Biography Mohammed Masbah is an associate fellow with the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House. He is a political sociologist whose work centers on authoritarianism youth movements and political Islam, with a focus on North Africa. Dr Masbah is the director of the Moroccan

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Kamran Bokhari

Dr. Kamran Bokhari is a Founding Director at the Center for Global Policy where he heads the Governance in Muslim-Majority States program. Dr. Bokhari also teaches courses on Global Studies and Central Asia at U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute. Bokhari is also a Non-Resident Scholar at the Arabia Foundation. He served as a

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Ali Rashed

Dr. Ali Rashed is currently a lead statistician at Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) HQ in Jeddah. He played the role of Statistics Manager at Economic Research Forum (ERF) until Sept. 2019, and Lecturer at Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport and AUC. He received his PhD in Statistics from Cairo University 2017, School

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