Current Political Developments In Egypt: Implications For US Foreign Policy

Event Series: 

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 12:00am-1:30am (ended)

Sultan Room, 340 Stephens Hall 

Ambassador Nabil Fahmy

Ambassador at Large at the Egyptian Foreign Ministry

The continuing political turmoil in Egypt not only challenges Egypt's leadership but also creates a more dynamic environment for regional security and US foreign policy.  Former Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Nabil Fahmy will visit Berkeley on January 24 to speak about these political developments and how they affect the rest of the world.  Ambassador Fahmy is the founding Dean of the School of Public Affairs at the American University in Cairo. He has been Ambassador at Large at the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.

He served as Ambassador of Egypt to the United States from 1999-2008. He also served as Egypt’s Ambassador to Japan from September 1997-September 1999 and before that as the Political Advisor to Egypt's Foreign Minister from 1992-97. Dr. Fahmy has held numerous posts in the Egyptian Government since 1974.  As a career diplomat, Fahmy played an active role in numerous efforts to bring peace to the Middle East, as well as in international and regional disarmament affairs.  Ambassador Fahmy received his bachelor of science degree in Physics/Mathematics and his master of arts in management, both from the American University in Cairo.  

Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.