Field Representatives and Editors

Japheth J Omojuwa, Editor (English/Swahili)

Japheth J Omojuwa is an African blogger with a special interest in the socio-political and economic development of the continent. He uses new media to drive online conversation around citizens’ participation in governance. He is a regular on television and radio platforms in West Africa. Omojuwa has spoken throughout five continents and has worked as Editor at since November 2011.

Adedayo Thomas, Publisher/Director of Outreach (English/Swahili)

Adedayo received a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Jos and a graduate degree in Public Relations from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. He has undertaken field research related to the provision of public services and has presented several papers on economic development, conflict, good governance and democracy. He has published the African edition of In Defense of Global Capitalism by Johan Norberg, Selected Essays on Political Economy by Frederic Bastiat, Twenty Myths about Markets by Tom G. Palmer and A Letter from Jonathan Gullible by Ken Schoolland.

Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Editor (Bahasa Melayu)

Wan Saiful is Director General of the Malaysia Think Tank (MTT) and heads MTT’s Libertarian Education Project (LEAP). He has worked for the British Conservative Party’s Research Department, and, prior to that, the think tank Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit. In May 2007, he contested in the English local elections as a Conservative Party candidate. He is now also Head of Policy for the Conservative Party’s Muslim Forum.

Avinash Chandra, Editor (Hindi)

Avinash Chandra has a post graduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, and has a diploma in digital video production. Avinash has five years experience working with Dainik Jagran (world’s largest reading daily Hindi newspaper), Rashtirya Sahara and Amar Ujala. He has also worked for All India Radio, Doordarshan, Pragya TV and various production houses. As a journalist, he has covered health, art and culture, education, and water, among various beats.

Aykhan Nasibli, Editor (Azeri)

Aykhan is Baku-based policy analyst.  He believes that dissemination of classical liberal ideas is very important for finding solutions to problems both on individual and public policy levels in transitional countries. Aykhan works with various local think-tanks, in particular, the Free Minds Association, and lectures on Fundamentals of Economic Development in order to influence diverse stakeholders of the society. Aykhan holds MA degree in Public Policy from the Central European University, Budapest, and BA in International Relations from Eastern Mediterranean University in North Cyprus, Famagusta and has completed Atlas’s TTMBA program.

Reza Ansari, Editor (Persian)

Reza joined Atlas in May 2011 as the manager of Outreach and Persian Programs. He also helps monitor all Atlas foreign language programs. He is a graduate of East Carolina University, where he got his MS in Applied Economics. His previous studies in Iran include a MS in Socio-economic Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tehran. Back in Iran, he worked as an engineer, an economic analyst, and a freelance translator. He also interned at Association for Liberal Thinking in Turkey in 2009.

Li Ziyang, Editor (Chinese)

Li is currently an editor at a publishing house in Beijing and the managing editor of the iPencil Economic Research Institute. He is the author of The Power of the Market, and a frequent lecturer on China’s economic reform and current political environment. Li holds a MA in Politics from Peking University.

Jude Blanchette, Institute Relations, Asia

Jude joined Atlas in January 2009 as a member of the Institute Relations team, focusing on think tanks in Asia. Prior to joining Atlas, he was a China-based special correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, a research assistant at the Cato Institute, and the Henry Hazlitt Research Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education. He studied economics at Loyola University and Mandarin Chinese at the Beijing Institute of Technology. He currently resides in Shanghai, China.

Cong Minh Nguyen, Editor (Vietnamese)

Minh joined Atlas in October, 2009 as editor of, the Vietnamese website to promote libertarian ideas. He received his MS in Economics and Finance from the Vietnam Banking Academy. Throughout his career as an economic journalist, he has published numerous articles in economic journals and is currently translating free market books into Vietnamese.

Ikram Adnani, Event Coordinator & Editor (Arabic)

Ikram received her Ph.D in Political Science and Higher Studies diploma from Judge Ayad University and has taught at universities in Morocco. Ikram has also published articles and studies in Arabic newspapers.

Nouh El-Harmouzi, Editor (Arabic)

Nouh received his Ph.D in Economics, from Paul Cézann University, France, and earned his MA in Economics at King Muhammad V of Al-Rabat, Morocco. He served as a university teacher for five years at Paul Cézann University, teaching Economic Development Theories and Economic Philosophy and Thought. In addition, he published many articles and research papers in various periodicals. Dr. el Harmouzi is also a lecturer in Ibn Toufail University (Morocco) Researcher and Economic at the Economic Analysis Center, University Paul Cézanne, in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Aziz Mechouat, Public Relations Manager (Arabic)

Aziz is the public relations manager for the Minbar AL-Hurriyya Project (website, conferences, media and book publishing). His extensive journalistic experiences (Moroccan newspapers, founded Almallouma, a regional Arabic newspaper, opinion-editorial writing) has helped increase the media exposure for the Project with hundreds of articles published throughout the Arabic world. Aziz earned his BA in Sociology from Muhammad bin Abdullah University, Fes, Morocco.

Magno Karl, Operations Manager

Magno Karl graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) with a degree in Social Sciences. Over the last five years, Magno has been involved with the non-profit sector as a volunteer, intern and worker, in organizations such as L’arche, ActionAid International, Atlas Economic Research Foundation and the Cato Institute, in Rio de Janeiro, London and Washington DC. In the libertarian movement, he has been an intern, translator, research assistant and is currently Operations Manager at OrdemLivre.

Hicham El Moussaoui, Editor (French)

Hicham comes from Morocco, where he received his degree in economics at the University Cadi Ayyad of Marrakech. Then he continued his studies in France where he earned his Ph.D. in economics in 2008 at the University Paul Cézanne (Aix-Marseille III). He discovered liberal ideas while preparing for his Master thesis at the Center for Economic Analysis in Aix-en-Provence, a bastion of Austrian thought in France. Hicham joined Atlas in 2008 where in addition to being an analyst, he is the public relations manager of

Emmanuel Martin, Editor (French)

Emmanuel has worked for the French classical liberal think tank ALEPS (Association pour la Liberté Economique et le Progrès Social), and has contributed columns to the website of the think tank He regularly writes columns for the Institut Economique Molinari and the magazine Société Civile. He is a regular moderator and speaker of the International Akademie fur Fuehrungskraefte of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Germany. Martin’s academic work deals with ‘faked development’, market dynamics and growth, and the concept of civil society. He received his doctorate in Economics from the Faculté d’Economie Appliquée, Paul Cezanne University in France.

Constantine Xenofontov, Editor (Russian)

Constantine comes from Moscow, Russia where he held his degree in law at National Research University — the Higher School of Economics. He got involved into libertarian movement in 2009 through participation in summer schools and seminars organized for CIS students. In 2011 he joined team as an editor. Prior to that he has worked as a research assistant for his home university. He is now responsible for daily operations of

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