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Shadi Hamid

Columnist and Editorial Board member, The Washington Post

Shadi Hamid

Shadi Hamid is a columnist and member of the Editorial Board at The Washington Post, where he focuses on culture, religion and foreign policy. He is also an assistant research professor of Islamic studies at Fuller Seminary. Previously he was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Hamid is the author of several books, including most recently The Problem of Democracy. His book Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping the World, was short-listed for the 2017 Lionel Gelber Prize for best book on foreign affairs. In 2019, Hamid was named one of the world’s top 50 thinkers by Prospect magazine. He is also the co-founder of Wisdom of Crowds, a podcast, newsletter and debate platform. Hamid received his B.S. and M.A. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and his Ph.D. in political science from Oxford University.

Scheduled Appearances


The Washington Post presents POST REPORTS: Identity Crisis

Crosscut Festival 2024
Sat May 4, 2024 | 4:00pm

Trust in American institutions has reached record lows, leaving Americans in search of shared values, community and ways to understand where they fit in. At the same time, identity markers have gained more prominence. Where do these changes leave us? Are we creating more opportunities to understand each other, or becoming more fractured?

Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post.

Elahe Izadi
Martine Powers
Shadi Hamid
Jason Willick
Featuring: Elahe Izadi, Martine Powers, Shadi Hamid, Jason Willick

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The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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