Ahmed I. Shoukry is an Associate Professor of Urology at Cairo University, Egypt. He started blogging in 2004 and launched a portal for independent bloggers in 2007. He is an avid political activist who ran for parliament twice. Post-revolution in 2011, he founded a political party. In 2013, he joined and became the leader of another prominent party. In 2017, he launched a running blog, "A Runner's Reflections." He is currently hosting and producing a cultural podcast in Arabic called Istqlal Podcast. His latest project includes writing and his most recent book is In or Out: A Practical Guide to Decision Making.