ABOUT 2017-11-20T23:57:37+00:00

A Bit About Me

Mohamed El Dahshan is the founder of Oxcon, a research and consultancy firm working on fragile and post-crisis states, notably on issues of economic development, freedom of expression, and online governance in transition countries.

In addition, he is a Nonresident Fellow with the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP), and a co-founder of Afrilanthropy, a philanthropic investment advisory firm.

Prior to this, he was Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard University Center for International Development, and Senior cooperation advisor at the African Development Bank.

He regularly writes and lectures on topics including the Middle Eastern transitions, economic development and entrepreneurship, and technology. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils.

In the past, he has consulted for such organisations as the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank, as well as national governments in the Middle East.

Mohamed has received the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Journalism Award for coverage and analysis of the Egyptian revolution for traditional and social media, and is listed as one of the “100 Africa Future Economic Leaders” by the Choiseul Institute, as well as the “100 Most Powerful Arabs under 40” by Arabian Business magazine. He is also a Fellow of the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations, and of the Aspen Mediterranean Initiative.

He is the co-author of “Diaries of the Revolution”, a collective memoir of the 2011 Egyptian uprising, which was published in Arabic and in Italian, as well as several book chapters, academic papers, and over 100 media articles for such outlets as Foreign Policy, the New York Times, the Guardian, among many others.

Mohamed is a graduate of the University of Oxford, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Sciences-Po Paris, and Cairo University.

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