Radwan A. Masmoudi (Tunisia)

Radwan Masmoudi is the founder and president of the Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID), a Washington-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting freedom, democracy, and good governance in the Arab/Muslim world. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Center’s quarterly publication, Muslim Democrat.  

In 1998, Masmoudi established the Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID). Four years later, he left his engineering career to serve as the full-time president of CSID. Under his leadership, CSID has grown into a major institution with programs and activities in over 20 countries, and over 600 regular and associate members.

Throughout his career, he has written and published several articles on Islam, democracy, freedom, and human rights in the Muslim world. He is a frequent commentator on several TV networks including CNN, Al-Jazeera, Fox News, Algerian TV, and MBC.

Watch Masmoudi’s remarkable story about the Tunisian revolution and how important it is to “make life meaningful.”


Region: Middle East / North Africa
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