Osama Diab
Nonresident Fellow
Osama Diab

Osama Diab is a Nonresident Fellow focusing on development and economic issues, and is currently completing his Ph.D. in political science with the Middle East and North Africa Research Group at Ghent University in Belgium. Besides conducting academic research, Mr. Diab is also a researcher, advocate, and campaigner at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, producing analysis of Egypt’s macroeconomic policies on the realization of economic and social rights. Formerly a business reporter, Mr. Diab has developed a passion for long-form and investigative journalism, working on a number of projects for the BBC and Mada Masr on issues of financial secrecy. His opinion articles on a wide range of social, economic, and political topics have appeared in a number of international and Egyptian publications, including the Guardian, the New Statesman, Jadaliyya, al-Ahramal-Shorouk, and Mada Masr.