Charles Edward Kiamie, III

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Charles Edward Kiamie, III

Professorial Lecturer

Part-time Faculty


An Elliott School alumnus, Charles E. Kiamie, III is Director of the Office of Development Cooperation, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He previously served as Deputy Director and Acting Director of USAID's Center for Education; Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Office of Local Sustainability; and Regional Program Coordinator for the Middle East. Before coming to USAID, Dr. Kiamie was Lead Foreign Affairs Officer in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. He has taught politics and Middle Eastern Studies at GW since 2005. Previously, Dr. Kiamie worked for Lockheed Martin Information Technology and taught at Georgetown and Pepperdine. He has lived and worked in nearly all countries in the Middle East and North Africa and has a particular interest in the Levant. Dr. Kiamie was a Fulbright Fellow in Jordan and read Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford.

Political reform, nation-building, (de)liberalization, democratization, political re-traditionalization, the Arab world, Islamism, diplomacy and development, locally led development, co-creation, federal procurement innovation, organizational leadership, coaching and mentoring, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

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

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