BEIRUT—The Carnegie Middle East Center announced today the appointment of Amr Adly, a political economist specializing in Egypt, and Carole Nakhle, an energy economist, as nonresident scholars. 

Amr Adly, who will be based in Cairo, will center his research on political economy, development studies, and economic sociology of the Middle East, with a focus on Egypt. 

Adly has previously taught political economy at the American University in Cairo and at Stanford University. He has served as an economic researcher at the Ministry of International Cooperation in Egypt and director of the Social and Economic Justice Unit at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights. Adly has also led a major project on economic reform in Egypt and Tunisia at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, where he was a postdoctoral fellow.

Carole Nakhle, who is based in London, will focus her research on the global oil and gas industry and  energy policies across the Middle East. In addition to being director of Crystol Energy Ltd, an energy consultancy company, Nakhle acts as an external expert for the International Monetary Fund, a consultant for the World Bank, and an economic adviser for the Commonwealth Secretariat. She is an associate lecturer in energy economics at the University of Surrey. 

Previously, Nakhle worked as an industry analyst at Statoil and an external institutions manager with Eni. From 2005 to 2008, she acted as special parliamentary adviser on energy issues and Middle Eastern affairs in the U.K. House of Lords.

“I am thrilled to welcome Carole and Amr  to our growing team,” said Lina Khatib, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center. “They are both high-caliber scholars whose respective expertise in energy and political economy are crucial for understanding the region’s complex challenges and opportunities.”

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The Carnegie Middle East Center is an independent policy research institute based in Beirut that provides in-depth analysis of the political, socioeconomic, and security issues facing the Middle East and North Africa.