Mohamed Elmenshawy is a scholar, and the director of the languages and regional studies program at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC. He writes a weekly column for Egyptian daily Al Shorouk News.
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 TV.
His writing regularly appears on Huffington Post, Christian Science Monitor a and International Heralded Tribune and others.
He served as the editor in chief of Arab Insight, a journal communicating Arab perspectives on the Middle East issues to American audiences. Also he was the founding editor of Taqrir Washington that provides Arab-speaking audiences an understanding of American politics and the factors that shape the decisions behind American policies.
B.A. in Political Science at Cairo University; M.A. in International Relations and Middle Eastern Politics at University of Akron; MBA in International Strategy at American University
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Arab Media, Foreign Policy, Political Islam