Amira Maaty

Senior Director for Middle East North Africa Programs

Amira Maaty is the Senior Director for Middle East North Africa Programs at the National Endowment for Democracy having previously served as Senior Program Officer overseeing Egypt and cross MENA regional programs. She was formerly the Director of the Intercultural Management Institute at American University’s School of International Service, which specialized in cross-cultural communication, dialogue, and negotiation. Amira has over 17 years of experience in democratization, civil society development, and international training and education with a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa. She has also held positions with international development and educational organizations including IREX, Internews Network, and Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. Amira holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the George Washington University and a master’s degree in international peace and conflict resolution from American University.