Mohamed Elmenshawy is a resident scholar and director of the languages and regional studies program at The Middle East Institute. He writes a weekly column for Egyptian daily Al Shorouk News.
He recently delivered testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, where he addressed the current state of Egypt, the situation in the Sinai Peninsula, its potential to affect American national security interests, and what the United States can do to help the Egyptians meet the challenges they confront.
In August 2009, he was selected to join the U.N. Secretary General's High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations initiative, as part of its Rapid Response Media Mechanism. He is a regular commentator on international politics in major international and Arabic television and radio networks. Recent appearances include Al Jazeera TV, CNN International, and C-SPAN.
His writing regularly appears in the Huffington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, and other outlets.
Countries of Expertise
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Libya
Issues of Expertise
Arab Democratic Transition, American Foreign Policy, Political Islam and Arab Media