Charles Edward Kiamie, III

Professorial Lecturer

Part-time Faculty


An Elliott School alumnus, Charles E. Kiamie, III is Deputy Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Center for Education, which leverages expertise, partnerships, and global perspective to guide and influence the Education Sector and advances the Agency’s development priorities. He previously served as the Center’s Acting Director – and as Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Office of Local Sustainability (2018-20), where he championed locally led development. Prior to this, Dr. Kiamie was Regional Program Coordinator in USAID's Middle East Bureau (2014-18) and Lead Foreign Affairs Officer in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (2007-14). Dr. Kiamie has taught politics and Middle Eastern Studies at GW since 2005. Previously, he worked for Lockheed Martin Information Technology and taught at Georgetown and Pepperdine. Dr. Kiamie has lived and worked in nearly all countries in the Middle East and North Africa and has a particular interest in the Levant. He was a Fulbright Fellow in Jordan and read Oriental Studies at Oxford University. Dr. Kiamie's academic interests include political reform, nation-building, (de)liberalization, political retraditionalization, Islamism in the Arab and Islamic worlds. Professionally, he is interested in democracy and governance, locally led development, education and development, diversity and inclusion, and federal procurement innovation, co-creation, the Broad Agency Announcement process, professional leadership, and coaching and mentoring.

Political reform, nation-building, (de)liberalization, political retraditionalization, Islamism in the Arab and Islamic worlds, locally led development, education and development, co-creation, federal procurement reform and innovation, professional leadership, coaching and mentoring, diversity and inclusion.

Politics and Cultures in the Middle East (WID), Arab Politics (WID), Comparative Politics - Middle East (graduate and undergraduate)

Ph.D., Government, Georgetown University; M.A., Arab Studies, Georgetown University; B.A., Middle Eastern Studies, The George Washington University