Dr. Radwan Masmoudi

Radwan A. Masmoudi is the Founder and President of the Center of the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID), a Washington-based non-profit think tank dedicated to promoting democracy in the Muslim world. Radwan is also Advisor to Sheikh Rached Ghannouchi on US-Tunisian Relations. He has written and published several articles and papers on the topics of democracy, diversity, human rights, and tolerance in Islam. He is active with local Muslim organizations, and was elected as member of the Board of Director of the Muslim Community Center, in Silver Spring, Maryland. He was Founding member and President of the Tunisian Scientific Society (TSS), and a member of the board of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies (ACSIS) and the International Forum for Islamic Dialogue (IFID). In April 2012, he was elected as a member of the Steering Committee of the World Movement for Democracy.

Radwan appears regularly on radio and TV shows, including Voice of America, FoxNews, CNN, CBS, CNBC, NPR, Al-Jazeera, Algerian TV, al-Mustakillah TV, Press TV, Tunisia TV, etc. He is an expert on democracy, freedom, and human rights in Islam, at speaks often at major public policy think tanks, such as the Brookings Institute, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Cato Institute, etc.

Dr. Masmoudi holds a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).