Sorbonne-educated, Dr. Mustapha Tlili is the founder and director of the Center for Dialogue, a research scholar at New York University, and senior fellow at its Remarque Institute.
Previously, he taught at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and was a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute of New School University. He is a former senior U.N. official, having served as director for communications policy in the U.N. Department of Public Information, director of the U.N. information center for France, and chief of the Namibia, anti- apartheid, Palestine, and decolonization programs in the same department.
As an established novelist, Dr. Tlili is a knight of the French Order of Arts and Letters. He is also a member of Human Rights Watch’s Advisory Committee for the Middle East and North Africa.
Dr. Tlili served as a member of the Leadership Group on U.S.-Muslim World Engagement, along with Madeleine Albright, Dennis Ross, Richard Armitage, and other American political and cultural leaders. Last September, the group issued its report titled “Changing Course: A New Direction for
U.S. Relations with the Muslim World.”.