Jason Ben-Meir is pursuing a Doctorate in Sociology at the University of New Mexico. He is President of the High Atlas Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps to establish community projects in Morocco that local people design and manage. Mr. Ben-Meir is also a fellow at the American Institute of Maghrib Studies.
A former Peace Corps volunteer and Associate Peace Corps Director who served in Morocco, he and other former volunteers created the High Atlas Foundation in 2000 to utilize their professional relationships, friendships and knowledge gained during their years of service for the continued benefit of the Moroccan people.
Mr. Ben-Meir is also a founding member of the Diversity Institute, a nonprofit that promotes ethnic reconciliation and community development in the United States.
Jason Ben-Meir's publications mostly focus on strategies for implementing community development in the Islamic world and how that can enhance relations with the West.
He holds a Masters degree (1997) in International Development and Social Change from Clark University, Massachusetts, and a Bachelors degree (1991) in Economics from New York University. He lives in New York City.