Ethan Chorin press photoEthan Chorin is a multilingual economist and writer, who has spent more than 20 years living and working in the Middle East and Africa, as a diplomat and government relations executive. He is currently Managing Director at Perim Associates, providing economic analysis and strategic advice to companies and governments.

A two-time Fulbright Fellow (Yemen, Jordan), Chorin holds a PhD in resource economics from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA from Stanford in international policy studies, and a BA from Yale in Near Eastern Languages. Chorin is the author of two books: Exit the Colonel: The Hidden History of the Libyan Revolution (2012, PublicAffairs), and Translating Libya: The Modern Libyan Short Story (2008, Saqi Books), and written for a range of international publications including the New York Times, and The Financial Times. He has appeared on The CBS Morning News, CNBC Weekends with Alex Witt, Amanpour, Newsmax, C-SPAN Book TV, and a number of NPR affiliates, and is the author of a Huffington Post Blog.