POMED’s research program produces timely, original analysis on human rights, civil society, political reform, governance, media, and movements for rights and democracy in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as on U.S. foreign policy related to these issues. Our publications, which range from short commentaries to in-depth reports, are authored by our nonresident fellows, POMED staff, and outside contributors.

Key Staff
Nonresident Fellows


Timely analyses of key political developments

Policy Briefs

Recommendations for U.S. policy toward democracy and human rights

Expert Q&As

Fresh, timely insights from leading experts


In-depth research on governance, rights, and democracy

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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