Mr. Nabil Fahmy is the founding Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo. He serves on the McLarty Associates Board of Counselors and is also Chair of the Monterey California Center for Nonproliferation Studies’ Middle East project.
Mr. Fahmy has served as the Ambassador of Egypt to the United States (1999–2008); Egypt’s Ambassador to Japan (1997–1999) as well as Political Adviser to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry. He is a career diplomat who has played an active role in numerous efforts to bring peace to the Middle East as well as international and regional disarmament affairs. From 1999 until 2003, he was a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, serving as its Chairman in 2001. In 1993, he headed the Egyptian delegation to the Middle East Peace Process Steering Committee and the Egyptian delegation to the Multilateral Working Group on Regional Security and Arms Control, which stemmed from the Madrid Peace Conference of December 1991.
Over the years, Ambassador Fahmy has been a member of the Egyptian Missions to the United Nations (Disarmament and Political Affairs) in Geneva and New York. He was elected vice-Chairman of the First Committee on Disarmament and International Security Affairs at the 44th Session of the UN General Assembly in 1986. Ambassador Fahmy has written extensively on Middle Eastern politics, peacemaking, regional security and international governance.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics/Mathematics and his Master of Arts degree in Management, both from the American University in Cairo.