Dr. Moataz Bellah Abd El-Fattah is an Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Politics and Islamic Studies at Cairo University, Egypt and Central Michigan University, the United States. Currently, he is the Political Adviser to Prime Minister Dr. Essam Sharaf. He got a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Cairo University, and a Master’s Degree in Applied Economics and a PhD in Political Science from the United States. In 2009, he received a Provost Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity from Central Michigan University. He also worked in a number of research centers in Egypt and the United States. He wrote eight books and numerous academic articles published in both English and Arabic.