Thuraiya Alhashmi

Visiting Fellow

Thuraiya Alhashmi is a former visiting fellow at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. Prior to joining AGSIW, she was a graduate student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where she completed her master’s degree in international business focusing on strategic management and international consultancy as well as international negotiations and conflict resolution. Alhashmi spent last summer with the World Bank Group Doing Business Global Team in Washington, DC, where she worked on the “2017 Doing Business” report covering trade reform and paying taxes indicator. She also worked with the United Arab Emirates Mission to the United Nations in New York covering the Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) and the Security Council.

Alhashmi started her career with HSBC bank covering the UAE and Middle East and North Africa region. During her time there, she held different roles in commercial banking relationship management, Middle East risk, and operational and regulatory risk. Her portfolio included Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Algeria. Alhashmi’s research areas of interest include corporate governance of financial institutions, digital economy, and private sector development. Alhashmi holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance from the American University of Sharjah.

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Cracking the Glass Ceiling: Gulf Women in Politics

This post is part of a series examining women’s labor force participation in the Gulf Arab states, including areas of growth and challenges facing women in the Gulf.

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Cracking the Glass Ceiling: Gulf Women in Manufacturing

This post is part of a series examining women’s labor force participation in the Gulf Arab states, including areas of growth and challenges facing women in the Gulf.

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Cracking the Glass Ceiling: Gulf Women in the Police

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Saudi Young Professionals in Silicon Valley

On his first visit to the United States since becoming crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman is scheduled to travel to Silicon Valley.

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Cracking the Glass Ceiling: Gulf Women in Health Care

For many conservative people in the Gulf Arab states, practicing medicine as a woman is still unacceptable.

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Cracking the Glass Ceiling: Arab Women in Technology

Globally, computer science and information technology majors in universities are dominated by men. However, in the Middle East, 40 percent of university students specializing in computer science and IT are women.