Scott MacLeod is a professor of practice in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo. He was the founding managing editor of the Cairo Review of Global Affairs from 2011 to 2017. For twenty-five years, he was a correspondent and bureau chief for TIME, based in New York, Johannesburg, Paris, and Cairo. He has been a contributor to numerous other publications, including the Los Angeles TimesNew York Review of Books, and Huffington Post.

Writing in the Cairo Review