Asya El-Meehy is a Visiting Scholar at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation.
She brings advisory policy experience and scholarly expertise in the areas of social policy, remittances, conflict prevention, decentralization and governance in the Middle East. With nearly 15 years of field experience, she has served in several capacities at the United Nations including Governance Officer on Iraq, Chief of Technical Cooperation, as well as First Governance Officer on Syria at ESCWA. In these capacities, she led research projects, facilitated dialogues, advised governments, and managed programs. Previously, she was a Visiting Research Scholar at UC Berkeley, Assistant Professor at Arizona State University, and a post-doctoral fellow at Wesleyan.
Asya received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in Comparative Politics, her MA from McGill University in Political Science and her BA from the American University in Cairo in Political Science. She is recipient of prestigious grants from IDRC, SSRC, Ford Foundation, and the Andrew Mellon Foundation. Her work has appeared in academic journals, edited volumes, UN policy papers, and technical reports.