Afshin Molavi, Co-founder


Afshin Molavi is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins SAIS, where he writes widely on emerging markets and global geopolitical and geoeconomic trends. He was the co-founder of the World Economy Roundtable at The New America Foundation, an ambitious exercise in remapping the global economy launched in 2011. He has advised Fortune 100 companies on emerging markets strategies, and serves as a senior advisor at Oxford Analytica, the global analysis and advisory firm.

Molavi’s articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, Businessweek, Foreign Policy, International Herald Tribune, Foreign Affairs, and dozens of other publications.

A former journalist, Molavi has worked as a Dubai-based correspondent with the Reuters news agency, a Riyadh-based correspondent with the Arab News of Saudi Arabia, and a Tehran-based correspondent for the Washington Post. He also served as a director of civil society and communications for the Middle East/North Africa and Southern Europe/Central Asia region at the International Finance Corporation, the private sector development arm of the World Bank Group. Molavi has also been awarded the Bernward L Schwartz fellowship at the New America Foundation and a Public Policy fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He was also selected by the World Economic Forum in Davos as a Young Global Leader from 2005-10.

He lives in Washington DC with his wife and two children.

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