Michele Dunne is no longer with the Carnegie Endowment.
Michele Dunne was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and editor of the online journal, the Arab Reform Bulletin.
A former specialist on Middle East affairs at the U.S. Department of State and White House, she served in assignments including the National Security Council staff, the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, and the Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research.
Her research interests include Arab politics, political and economic reform, and U.S. policies in the Middle East. She holds a Ph.D. in Arabic language and literature from Georgetown University, where she is an adjunct professor of Arab Studies.
Selected Publications: “The Baby, the Bathwater, and the Freedom Agenda in the Middle East” (Washington Quarterly, 2009); “Incumbent Regimes and the ‘King’s Dilemma’ in the Arab World: Promise and Threat of Managed Reform” (with Marina Ottaway, in Getting to Pluralism, Carnegie Endowment, 2009); “A Post-Pharaonic Egypt?” (American Interest, 2008); “The Ups and Downs of Political Reform in Egypt” (with Amr Hamzawy, in Beyond the Façade: Political Reform in the Arab World, 2008); “Integrating Democracy into the U.S. Policy Agenda” (in Uncharted Journey: Promoting Democracy in the Middle East, 2005); Democracy in Contemporary Egyptian Political Discourse (John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2003)