Oumeyma Chelbi

Junior Visiting Fellow


Oumeyma Chelbi is a junior visiting fellow at the Middle East Council on Global Affairs. She has recently graduated from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies in Qatar with a master’s degree in development economics.

Chelbi’s research interests include corruption, governance, development economics, and entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Previously, Chelbi interned at Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Amman, Jordan, and at the Doha Institute.

Research Areas

  • Corruption
  • Governance
  • Development economics
  • Entrepreneurship

Countries of Focus

  • Tunisia
  • Middle East and North Africa

Other Areas of Interest

  • Migration


  • M.A., Development Economics, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, 2023
  • B.A., Business Administration, Marmara University, Turkey, 2021


The spillover from Israel’s onslaught of the Gaza Strip is not only generating conflict in far-reaching places from Lebanon to Yemen, but is creating economic consequences that could affect the entire globe.
Faozi Al-Goidi, Oumeyma Chelbi
The expansion of BRICS, announced at the August summit in South Africa, signals an emerging shift in the international order. Middle East Council experts analyze the significance of the bloc on the global stage and discuss questions raised at the summit about multipolarity, de-dollarization, and more.
Galip Dalay, Beverley Milton Edwards, Aisha Al-Sarihi, Shahram Akbarzadeh, Adel Abdel Ghafar, Ranj Alaaldin, June Park, Oumeyma Chelbi, Abdalftah Hamed Ali