Dr. Nejib Ayachi
Founder and President, Maghreb Center
Néjib Ayachi, the founder and President of the Maghreb Center as well as the editor of the Maghreb Center Journal, is an independent scholar focusing on politics, international affairs, and development; as well as an international development consultant to development agencies and organizations, such as the World Bank, in the areas of governance, training for development, and knowledge management.
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 interest include endogenous and inclusive development, in North and sub-Saharan Africa.