Sama'a Al Hamdani

Yemeni Researcher and Analyst


Sama’a Al-Hamdani is an independent writer, researcher & analyst Focusing on Yemeni politics and woman affairs. In the past year she has provided Yemen analysis to the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Her work has been published in Almonitor, the LawFare blog (Brookings), The National (UAE), MENAsource (The Atlantic Council Blog), Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, Fikra Forum (The Middle East Institute Journal),  Yemen Observer, Yemen Times and several other prominent publications and academic Journals. She also writes the blog since 2010.

She is a regular expert commentator on Yemeni political affairs for major international media outlets including CNN International, CNN America, BBC world Service, Aljazeera English, Al-Jazeera America, the Huffington Post, RRTV American, RTTV international, France 24, Chinese CCTV, Canadian CTV, and Alhurra channel. She was a guest on several NPR Radio, BBC world service, the Voice of Russia Radio, Sputnik radio, Follow the money, and several political podcasts. She spoke as a Yemen expert at several institutions such as Chatham House, Brookings Institute and Carnegnie MEC. She was also a TEDxSanaa speaker in November, 2013.

Al-Hamdani holds a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Religion and Peace studies, and a minor in Women’s Studies from the George Washington University. She also holds a certificate in Video Journalism from Al-Arabiya news channel and is a member of the National Press Club (NPC) in Washington DC.

BASED IN: Washington DC, US

LANGUAGES: English and Arabic



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