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Dr. Ethan Chorin Founding Partner & CEO

  • SPECIALING IN:
    Law & Policy and Political Risk
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    Libya, The Gulf States, The African Horn
  • CONTACT:
    chorin@perimassociates.com

Ethan Chorin (Arabic, French, Farsi) is  CEO of Perim Associates. He is the author of two books, Exit the Colonel: the Hidden History of the Libyan Revolution (PublicAffairs, 2012), and Translating Libya (Darf, 2015).  From 2008 to 2011, he was Sr. Manager for Government Relations and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Dubai Ports World (DP World).  As a Foreign Service Officer from 2004 to 2008, Chorin was posted to Libya, Washington D.C., and the United Arab Emirates. Chorin holds a PhD from U.C. Berkeley in Agricultural and Resource Economics (2000), an MIPS from Stanford and a BA from Yale, cum laude, with distinction in Near Eastern Languages. A two-time Fulbright fellow (Jordan, Yemen), Chorin received a Meritorious Honor Award from the U.S. Department of State for his support to U.S. business in Libya, and a Sinclaire Award for language achievement. Chorin’s work on Libya, the Gulf, Iran, and Africa has written for numerous publications, including The Financial Times, The New York Times, Forbes, Foreign Policy, Prospect, Words Without Borders and Jane’s Islamic Analyst. Chorin has appeared on CNN, BBC, NPR, CBS, Canal+, and others. Chorin has been Nonresident Fellow at the Dubai School of Government, Social Enterprise Fellow at Yale University School of Management, a Director at the Berkeley Research Group and a member of the Obama Campaign Foreign Policy Group.

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