For the ninth installment of our Interview Series, Ramy Yaacoub joined us for a conversation on his courageous migration journey, going from engineering to politics in Washington, D.C., serving alongside prominent Egyptian politicians during the 2011 Revolution, to then founding Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP). He talked about his love for Egypt, how difficult it is for him to remain abroad due to the current political climate, and shares some of the challenges and rewards of his profession.

Ramy is the founder and Executive Director of the TIMEP. The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) that centers localized perspectives in the policy discourse to foster transparent, accountable, and just societies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Ramy also holds an M.A. in International Affairs with a focus on U.S.-Middle East relations from American University’s School of International Service (SIS) and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. He previously served as Chief of Staff of the then-parliament-majority Free Egyptians Party in Egypt.

This is the ninth in a series of interviews with artists, academics, activists, and other migrants of Egypt around the world. Check out previous conversations in the series and stay tuned for our next installment.


To learn more about Ramy Yaacoub, TIMEP, and all that the institute offers, please visit the TIMEP website.


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