Hady Amr

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Hady Amr serves as United States Deputy Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, focussing on key economic issues. He joined the negotiations team in the summer of 2013. From 2010 - 2013 he served as Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Middle East at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) since October 2010. He is a policy analyst and author known for his work in the area of U.S. relations with the Muslim world and his focus on the Arab-Israeli conflict, Lebanon, Jordan, and the economic and social development of the Arab World. He served in the administration of Bill Clinton in the Department of Defense according to the BBC.[1] From 2006 to 2010, he served as a fellow at the Brookings Institution's Saban Center for Middle East Policy and the founding director of the Brookings Doha Center in Qatar.[2] In 2010, he also served as Senior Advisor in the Office of Policy at the Department of Homeland Security.


Amr earned his B.A. in economics from Tufts University before receiving an M.A. in International Affairs at Princeton University.[2] He served as an appointee at the U.S. Department of Defense during the Clinton administration, at which time he served briefly at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at National Defense University. From 2001 to 2006, he managed an independent consulting practice, the Amr Group. He also served as the founding Executive Director of World Links Arab Region, building a board including Queen Rania of Jordan and Elaine Wolfensohn of the World Bank, as Senior Advisor to the World Economic Forum on Islamic-Western relations. He is a former economist and a consultant to the World Bank and the United Nations.

Amr is the author of numerous publications including The Need to Communicate: How to Improve U.S. Public Diplomacy with the Islamic World and "The Opportunity of the Obama Era: How Civil Society Can Help Bridge Divides between the United States and a Diverse Muslim World" published by Brookings. He has also been published by Newsweek, The Washington Post, and the International Herald Tribune, among others. For the U.N., he authored several reports, including "The State of the Arab Child".

He previously served as a member of the Term Member Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations and currently serves on Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Advisory Committee. In 2002, Virginia Governor, Mark Warner, appointed him to serve on the Virginia Public Schools Authority, a position to which he was reappointed by Governor Tim Kaine, serving through 2010.


  1. ^ Casciani, Dominic. (July 17, 2006) How Washington speaks to Muslims BBC. Retrieved 24 Jul 2008.
  2. ^ a b Hady Amr brookings.edu Retrieved 24 Jul 2008.

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