Announcement from Fred Hiatt, editorial page editor, Jackson Diehl and Ruth Marcus, deputy editorial page editors:

We are delighted to announce that Joel Dreyfuss has joined the Global Opinions initiative as a contributing columnist. This is a homecoming of sorts. Joel worked for The Post years ago, and more recently was managing editor of our sister publication, He also has been editor-in-chief of technology magazines Red Herring and Information Week, editor of PC Magazine and executive editor of Black Enterprise. He was a co-founder of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

A native of Haiti, Joel grew up in Paris, Monrovia and New York City. Today he lives in Paris, from where he writes about business, economics, technology and social issues. We are looking forward to his contributions to the Global Opinions page.