I. William Zartman is Jacob Blaustein Professor of International Organizations and Conflict Resolution Emeritus and former Director of African Studies, School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University. He is also the founding President, American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) 1984-1996; founding Executive Secretary, then President, Middle East Studies Association (MESA). Previously he served as an Intelligence Officer, Fleet Intelligence Unit, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean at N.A.S. Kenitra, 1958-60, and as Trainer (1965) and Evaluator (1967) for the Peace Corps in Morocco. He is the author of two books on Morocco and three on North Africa, as well as co-author/editor of one book on Morocco and seven books on North Africa. He was awarded as Commander, Ouissam Alaouite, delivered by King Mohammed VI. His holds the Doctor honoris causa, Catholic University of Louvain, and PhD Yale, 1956.