Yahya Alshamy is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics, a Graduate Fellow in the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and a Ph.D. Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is also a research fellow for the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies.
He received traditional Islamic education in history, Tafsīr, and Kalaam under Dr. Khaled Al-Qurooti, and is a student of Dr. Muhammad bin Yahya Al-Ninowy, founder of Madina Institute. His research covers defense and peace economics, with a focus on surveillance, AI, and peace-building. He also studies governance between state, Islamic, and customary tribal authorities in Yemen, Somalia, and Afghanistan. His work has been published in several academic platforms including Peace Review.