Charles Edward Kiamie, III
- Professorial Lecturer
- [email protected]
Areas of Expertise
Political reform, nation-building, (de)liberalization, political retraditionalization, Islamism in the Arab and Islamic worlds, locally-led development, federal procurement reform and innovation, co-creation, diversity and inclusion.
An Elliott School alumnus, Charles E. Kiamie, III is Deputy Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Office of Local Sustainability. The Office deepens 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 in all sector around the world. Dr. Kiamie was previously Acting Director of this Office (2018-19) and Regional Program Coordinator in USAID's Middle East Bureau (2014-18). Before coming to USAID, he was 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 professional and research interests include political reform, nation-building, (de)liberalization, political retraditionalization, Islamism in the Arab and Islamic worlds, locally-led development, diversity and inclusion, and federal procurement innovation, including procurement innovation, the Broad Agency Announcement process, and co-creation.
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)