James Carty

James Carty

Deputy Director, Middle East

James Carty sets the strategic direction for the foundation’s government relations, advocacy, communications, and partnerships across the Middle East including relationships and partnerships with major Gulf donor countries. He joined the foundation in 2021 and is based in the London office.

Previously, James worked extensively in the Middle East region as a consultant on policy and strategy at the executive branch level. He also worked with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, supporting his work on government reforms and key priorities in a number of countries around the world.

James lived in Beirut, Lebanon, for 11 years, moving there after a sabbatical during which he walked 3,650 miles from London to Jerusalem for interfaith peace. He holds a B.A. in modern history from the University of Oxford and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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