Director of Research
Dr Adam Asher Duker has joined AmCham as the Director of Research. Adam has nearly two decades of experience in academia, political advocacy, advisory work and advocacy.
American-born, Adam has spent the better part of the last decade in Europe and in Egypt, where he held the Abdulhardi H. Taher Chair – the largest endowed humanities professorship in the Arabic-speaking world – at the American University in Cairo.
He was most recently a research fellow at the University of Waikato (New Zealand), a seasonal lecturer at Alphacrucis College (Sydney), and a professor of history and religion at the American University in Cairo (Egypt). He holds a PhD and an MA from the University of Notre Dame (US), another MA from the University of Arizona, and a BA (summa cum laude) from the University of California, Berkeley.
He has served as an American Cultural Ambassador to Switzerland and Fulbright Fellow in the Obama administration. He has also advised US Senator Ben Sasse on US Middle Eastern policy.
With organisational leadership experience on five continents, he is skilled at fundraising, planning, diplomacy, lectures, and media. He speaks or reads eight languages.
Adam will be supporting AmCham research, committee policy work, fundraising, communications, and other special projects.