WASHINGTON—The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is pleased to announce the appointment of Amr Hamzawy as senior associate, jointly affiliated with the Middle East Program and the Democracy and Rule of Law Program.

Hamzawy is one of Egypt’s most prominent political scientists. He was elected to Egypt’s People’s Assembly in the country’s first parliamentary elections following the January 25, 2011 revolution.

Hamzawy was previously a senior associate in Carnegie’s Middle East Program from 2005 to 2009 and served as research director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut from 2009 to 2010.

“Amr Hamzawy is one of the leading voices in the Arab world,” said Carnegie President William J. Burns. “At a time when the trajectory of the region, and Egypt specifically, remains highly uncertain, his knowledge and insight will be immensely valuable.”

Hamzawy’s research focuses on democratization processes in Egypt, tensions between freedom and repression in the Egyptian public space, political movements and civil society in Egypt, contemporary debates in Arab political thought, and human rights and governance in the Arab world.

He holds academic appointments at the American University in Cairo and Cairo University, and was a visiting scholar at Stanford University from 2015 to 2016.

“I’m delighted to be back at Carnegie,” Hamzawy said. “A lot has changed since I last worked here, but throughout this tumultuous time, Carnegie has remained a pioneer of top notch analysis and research on the region.”