FELLOWSHIPS

TIMEP offers fellowships to outstanding experts who have proven excellence in their fields, and whose work demonstrates their commitment to TIMEP’s mission. TIMEP currently supports both non-resident and resident fellows, and it works in partnership with Atlas Service Corps to offer opportunities for professionals from the Middle East and North Africa to develop their careers with TIMEP in Washington, D.C.

In January 2015, TIMEP announced the Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship. This fellowship, established in memory of Egyptian political writer and commentator Bassem Sabry, will support youth from the Middle East or North Africa in a six-month fellowship post.

TIMEP Fellows

Mai El Sadany
Mai El Sadany

Mai El-Sadany is the Non-Resident Fellow for Legal and Judicial Analysis with TIMEP. She has previously worked at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights; the American Civil Liberties Union; Human Rights First; Kohn, Kohn, and Colapinto LLP; and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Ms. El-Sadany has been published on legal and constitutional issues in Egypt, sectarian violence in the Middle East, and the split between Sudan and South Sudan. She holds a J.D. and certificate in refugees and humanitarian emergencies from the Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in political science from Stanford University. You can follow her on Twitter: @maitelsadany.

Mohamed El Dahshan
Mohamed El Dahshan

Mohamed El Dahshan is a development economist and a nonresident fellow with TIMEP. He previously held the position of Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard University Center for International Development. Mr. Dahshan regularly writes and lectures on Middle Eastern transitions, economic development and entrepreneurship, and technology. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Competitiveness. In the past, he has consulted for the United Nations Development Program and the World Bank, as well as national governments in the Middle East. In 2011, he received the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Journalism Award for his coverage and analysis of the Egyptian revolution for traditional and social media. He is the co-author of Diaries of the Revolution, a collective memoir of the revolution, published in Arabic and in Italian. Mr. Dahshan is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Sciences-Po Paris, and Cairo University.

Timothy E. Kaldas
Timothy E. Kaldas

Timothy E. Kaldas is a nonresident fellow at TIMEP focusing on political analysis. His research interests include transitional politics in Egypt, regime survival strategies, and U.S.-Egyptian relations. Beyond Egypt, his research examines the social and political history of sectarianism in Iraq, U.S. policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict, and discrimination against Muslim Europeans, particularly in France. Mr. Kaldas is a visiting professor at Nile University in Cairo. His commentary and analysis have been featured on CNN, France 24, BBC World, Radio France International, Al Jazeera English, and Mada Masr. He was a contributing photographer for The Road to Tahrir, a photobook documenting the early days of the Egyptian uprising in 2011, and he contributed a chapter to Looming Shadows: Migration and Integration at a Time of Upheaval on the politics and history surrounding discrimination against French Muslim citizens. Mr. Kaldas holds an M.A. in Arab studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. You can follow him on Twitter: @tekaldas.

Mohamad Adam
Mohamad Adam

Mohamad Adam is a nonresident fellow with TIMEP and a Cairo-based journalist whose work has been published in The Economist, Mada Masr and Egypt Independent. Mr. Adam studied physics at Cairo University but became engaged in politics at the start of the Egyptian uprising in 2011. He was driven to document the events as they unfolded, and by 2012 he had fallen comfortably into a career of journalism. In 2013, Mr. Adam co-founded Mada Masr, an independent news website, with a group of fellow journalists. He spearheaded the website’s Arabic section, where he wrote, translated, and edited content. Mr. Adam also freelanced for international publications such as The New York Times and provided analysis and reports on current Egyptian affairs for the Washington-based Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, and worked as a local producer on an English documentary for Al Jazeera. In 2014, he joined the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights—a leading Egyptian NGO—as a media officer. Mr. Adam covered topics ranging from Islamist affairs and the health sector to workers’ and human rights. He also authored investigative pieces on police affairs in Egypt for Egypt Independent and Mada Masr. Mr. Adam was a TIMEP-Atlas Corps Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellow in 2015.

Amira Mikhail
Amira Mikhail

Amira Mikhail is the Nonresident Eshhad Project Fellow with TIMEP. Prior to joining TIMEP, Ms. Mikhail worked with the EgyptSource team at the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council and worked as a scholarship coordinator for the MEPI Tomorrow’s Leaders Program at the American University in Cairo. She has been published in the Atlantic Council, OpenDemocracy, and Fikra Forum. Ms. Mikhail is a J.D. candidate at the Washington College of Law at American University with a focus on international human rights law and refugee and asylum law in the Middle East. She focuses on minority rights and international law in Egypt and Middle East. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Covenant College. You can follow her on Twitter: @amiramikhail.

Hassan Hassan
Hassan Hassan

Hassan Hassan is a resident fellow at TIMEP focusing on Syria and Iraq. He is the author, with Michael Weiss, of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, a New York Times bestseller, and was previously an associate fellow at Chatham House’s Middle East and North Africa Program in London and a research associate at the Delma Institute in Abu Dhabi. He is a columnist for the National in Abu Dhabi, where he previously worked as deputy opinion editor. Working in journalism and research since 2008, he focuses on Syria, Iraq, and the Gulf States, and he studies Sunni and Shia movements in the region. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and the New York Times, among others. He has also written for the European Council on Foreign Relations on the Gulf states. Mr. Hassan received an M.A. in international relations from the University of Nottingham. You can follow him on Twitter:@hxhassan.

Ragab Saad
Ragab Saad

Ragab Saad is the TIMEP-Atlas Corps Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellow at TIMEP.

TIMEP currently accepts Non-Resident Fellows by invitation only. The Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship opens for applications twice per year. For more information on this fellowship, including deadlines, please visit the page here: TIMEP Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship