Founding Dean, School of Public Affairs, Chair of James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies’ Middle East Project, American University in Cairo; Ambassador at Large, Egyptian Foreign Ministry
Nabil Fahmy is founding dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo. He is also chair of the Monterey, California, Center for Nonproliferation Studies’ Middle East Project. From 1999 to 2008, Fahmy served as ambassador of Egypt to the US; from 1997 to 1999, he was Egypt’s ambassador to Japan. Fahmy is a career diplomat who has played an active role in the numerous efforts to bring peace to the Middle East, as well as in international and regional disarmament affairs. He headed the Egyptian delegation to the Middle East Peace Process Steering Committee in 1993 and the Egyptian delegation to the Multilateral Working Group on Arms Control and Regional Security emanating from the Madrid Peace Conference from December 1991.