Charles Edward Kiamie, III

Title:
Professorial Lecturer
Email:
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Political reform, nation-building, (de)liberalization, political retraditionalization, Islamism in the Arab and Islamic worlds

An ESIA alumnus, Charles E. Kiamie, III is Acting Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Office of Local Sustainability, which focuses on deepening the Agency’s partnerships with local and U.S.-based development actors - including civil society, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, private firms, philanthropies, and cooperatives – to facilitate sustainable, locally-led development. He was Regional Program Coordinator in USAID's Middle East Bureau 2014-18 and, between 2007 and 2014, was Lead Foreign Affairs Officer in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. 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 professional and research interests include political reform, nation-building, (de)liberalization, political retraditionalization, Islamism in the Arab and Islamic worlds, and federal procurement innovation.

Education

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

Classes Taught

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