Ezra Karmel received his PhD in political science from the University of Guelph. He currently works with Proximity International, leading its Innovation Lab and providing technical input for its research, monitoring, evaluation, and learning programs. His research interests include public policy, local governance, and elections in authoritarian and stabilization contexts.
He has conducted the majority of his research in the Middle East and North Africa, with a particular focus on Jordan. He is also the host of the Middle East Law and Governance Podcast.