Ali Ahmad is a senior fellow at IFI. He is an energy policy scholar at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and is also leading efforts in the Physics and Policy Initiative at the American University of Beirut. His research interests lie at the intersection between energy, development, and international security. Ali’s recent work has focused on studying the political economy of nuclear energy in newcomer markets, with a focus on the Middle East. Prior to joining Harvard, Ali served as the director of the energy policy and security program at IFI. From 2013 to 2016, Ali was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security where he worked on informing nuclear diplomacy with Iran. Outside academia, Ali is a senior consultant to the World Bank advising the Energy and Extractive Industries Global Practice. Ali holds a first degree in physics from the Lebanese University and a PhD in engineering from Cambridge University.
Issues of Expertise
Energy, development, and international security
Regions/Countries of Expertise
Lebanon, Middle East