Nabil Fahmy is the founding dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) at The American University in Cairo (AUC), where he is also a professor of practice.
Fahmy served as foreign minister of Egypt from July 2013 to June 2014, and previously served as Egypt’s ambassador to Japan from 1997-1999 and the United States from 1999 to 2008. He steered the course of Egypt’s diplomacy during times of immense challenges. During his tenure as minister, Fahmy formulated a strategy to reorient Egypt’s foreign policy, ensuring that Egypt had numerous foreign policy options, both regionally and globally. He also restructured the Egyptian Foreign Ministry in order to address the future challenges confronting Egypt’s foreign policy.
During his distinguished diplomatic career Fahmy served in numerous government and international positions, focusing in his work on many areas including: international and regional security; disarmament and non-proliferation; and Arab-Israeli diplomacy. He was a member of the Egyptian delegation to many international conferences and boards including: the 1991 Madrid Peace Conference; the Review Conferences of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons; Rapporteur of Committee on Principles in the United Nations Conference on Promoting International Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy; United Nations Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters; International Atomic Energy Agency Board; and general conferences as well as numerous sessions of the United Nations General Assembly since 1977. He was elected vice chairman of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security Affairs) of the 44th Session of the General Assembly in 1989.
Following his retirement from active government service in 2009, Fahmy became engaged in several initiatives in the field of research and academia, and has served as a non-resident chair of the Middle East Non Proliferation Project at the James Martin Center for Non Proliferation Strategies in Monterey, California since May 1998. After his tenure as the minister of foreign affairs, Fahmy resumed his position as dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at AUC.
A prolific writer on regional and global affairs, Nabil Fahmy is the author of numerous publications in both Arabic and English.
He is married with three children and currently lives in Cairo.
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