FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   09/07/05
CONTACT:  Jennifer Linker , 202/939- 2372,  jlinker@CarnegieEndowment.org

Mustapha Khalfi, editor-in-chief of the Moroccan daily newspaper, Attajdid, and a frequent writer on Moroccan politics, regional politics, and political Islam, has joined the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as a visiting scholar for three months.  Khalfi will contribute to the work of the Endowment’s Democracy and Rule of Law Project by analyzing political reform trends in the region and the changing role of Islamist movements and parties in these processes of change.
 
Khalfi will spend the year in Washington, DC, as a Fulbright/American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow studying U.S. policy in the Middle East, with a focus on democracy promotion efforts.  The first three months of his fellowship will be in residence at the Carnegie Endowment.
 
“Mustapha’s stay at Carnegie continues our emphasis on ensuring that fresh, informed voices from the Arab world are heard in the halls of Washington and the rest of the United States. As we all recognize, it is a critical moment for this kind of dialogue,” said Jessica T. Mathews, president of the Carnegie Endowment.
 
The Middle East Political Reform Initiative of the Carnegie Endowment’s Democracy and Rule of Law Project offers analysis and practical experience on whether and how political reform could occur in the Arab world and what the United States and other external actors can do to encourage such change. For more information about the project, its publications, and scholars, visit www.CarnegieEndowment.org/democracy.
 
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