Ezzat Youssef

Ezzat Youssef

Editor-in-Chief
Al-Ahram

Ezzat is the Editor-in-Chief of Al-Ahram Weekly, the largest daily newspaper in Egypt and one of the most influential papers in the Middle East. During his time at Al-Ahram, Ezzat has contributed to the dialogue between the U.S. and Egypt. After advising a U.S. Congressman for six months on Middle East issues as a Congressional Fellow in 2004 and a fellow at The Brookings Institution’s Saban Center, Ezzat returned to Egypt to report on his country’s first multi-candidate presidential election. While at Yale, he started writing a book on the history of Islam and Jihad in historical American newspapers. His areas of particular interest are: the relationship between the West and Islamic societies, American-Egyptian relations, American foreign policy, U.S. politics, and media and cultural studies.

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