Néjib Ayachi, the founder and President of the Maghreb Center as well as the editor of the Maghreb Center Journal, is an independent scholar and international development consultant to development agencies and organizations, such as the World Bank, the African Development Bank, and others. He is currently teaching international development of the Middle East, and Africa, at George Mason university (Global Affairs program). In addition to being a frequent lecturer on North African issues, Ayachi has taught in the department of political science/international relations of the George Washington University in Washington, DC, and at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute where he lectured on Maghrebi issues. Nejib Ayachi holds a doctorate degree in political science from the University of the Sorbonne, in Paris, France. His areas of interest include political Islam, state formation, political change, political economy of development in North Africa and the Middle East as well as in sub-Saharan Africa, and Maghreb relations with Europe, France, and the US. Other areas of special interest include endogenous and inclusive development, in North and sub-Saharan Africa.
The Maghreb Center: Fostering Understanding and Development of the Maghreb