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Ambassador Nabil Fahmy



Member of the Egyptian Delegation to numerous inter-governmental conferences and meetings on the Middle East Peace Process, including the 1991 Madrid Peace Conference, as well as on international security, disarmament and nuclear issues, including 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; International Atomic Energy Agency Board and general conferences as well as numerous sessions of the United Nations General Assembly since 1977, and was elected Vice Chairman of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security Affairs) of the 44th Session of the General Assembly in 1989.


Professional Associations

Egyptian Council of Foreign Affairs, Egyptian Pugwash association



   The World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons.

·         International Advisory Board – James Martin Center for Non Proliferation Studies.

·         Independent Commission of the League of Arab States on Institutional Reform (2012-2013).

·         Board of trustees of El Masry Al Youm media and publications corporations

·         International Advisory Board of International Crisis Group

·         Advisory Board United Nations Trust Fund on Human Security

·         Board of Trustees of Al-Ahram Center for the Arts ... New Cultural Institution

·         International Advisory Board of the Geneva Center for Security Studies

·         Advisory Board of the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

·         Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies 



 1976     Master of Arts in Management, American University inCairo.

1974       Bachelor of Science in Physics/Mathematics, American University in Cairo.


Honorary Degrees 

May 2009      Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters - the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Middlebury College.    

Foreign Languages

English and French  

Date of Birth

 January 5, 1951.

Marital Status

Married and has two daughters and one son.

July 2013   Foreign Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt

June 2009  -  2013    Founding Dean, Professor of Practice in Internatioanl Dipolmacy School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Ambassador in ResidenceThe American University in Cairo

May 2008 - Chair (Non Resident), Middle East NonProliferation Project, James Martin Center for Non Proliferation Strategies, Monterey, CA. USA                            

September 2008  - January 2011    Ambassador at Large,Ministry of Foreign Affairs,Cairo, Egypt

October 1999 – September 2008    Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United States

1999-2003     United Nations Advisory Board on  Disarmament Matters. (Chairman, 2001)

  September 1997 – August 1999        Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Japan .

 August 1993 - September 1997            Political Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairsof Egypt.

 August 1993     Head of Egyptian Delegation to the Middle East Peace Process Steering Committee.

December 1991  Head of Egyptian Delegation to the Multilateral Working Group on Regional Security and Arms Control  Emanating from the Madrid Peace Conference.

 May 1991 – May 1995   Counselor, Cabinet of the Foreign Minister.

January 1991 – May 1991    Senior Disarmament Official, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 1986 – 1991      Counselor & First Secretary, Egyptian Mission to the United Nations,  New York (Disarmament and Political Affairs) - Member of Egyptian Delegation to the 41st and 42nd Sessions of the General Assembly. 

September 1988  – January 1989  Vice Chairman of the First Committee on Disarmament  & International Security Affairs of the 44th Session.

 1982 – 1984     Second Secretary, International Organizations

                              Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

                             Responsibilities included Middle East, Palestine,

                            Disarmament and Peaceful Nuclear Energy Issues.

 1978 – 1982     Egyptian Mission to the United Nations, Geneva, Conference on Disarmament.

 1976 – 1978     Third Secretary, Cabinet of the Deputy Prime Prime and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

 August 1975 –  March 1976  Political Officer, Cabinet of the Vice President of Egypt. .

 February 1974    Political Affairs Cabinet of the Secretary of the President for External Communications.


·   (N.M): Fahmy, N (2013), “Lessons Learned From The Chinese Experience.” Al Shorouk Newspaper, (P.17) May 16, 2013.

·   (N.M): Fahmy, N (2013), “The Exchange of Land Between Israel and Palestine.” Al Masr El Youm Newspaper, (P.15), May 16, 2013.

·    (N.M): Fahmy, N (2013), “American Policies in the Middle East”, Al Masry Al Youm Newspaper,(P.13), April 15, 2013

·   (N.M): Fahmy, N (2013), “Goals and expectations about Obama's visit to the Middle East”, EL Sherouk Newspaper,(P.13), March 24, 2013

·   (N.M): Fahmy, N (2013) “A Reading of the President’s Foreign Visits” , EL Sherouk Newspaper,(P.13), January 27, 2013

·   (N.M): Fahmy, N (2012)M “Did Egypt bankrupt politically ?” , EL Sherouk Newspaper,(P.13), January 6, 2013

·   (N.M): Fahmy, N (2012)M “U.S. Presidential elections and Arab interests” , Al Ahram Newspaper,(P.6), October 20, 2012

·   (N.M): Fahmy, N (2012)M “ Who is the abuser behind the film” , Al Masry ELYoum Newspaper, (P.13), September 19,2012

·   (N.M): Fahmy, N (2012)M “Egypt In The World”, The Cairo Review,(P.91), September,2012 

·   (N. M. ): Fahmy, N(2012), “The Confusion and hesitation about the meeting between Obama and Moursy”, Al Ahram Newspaper,(P.10), September 6,2012

·   (N. M. ): Fahmy, N(2012), “President’s Activities and his Foreign Policy”, El Shorouk Newspaper(P.10), August 20,2012

·   (N. M.): Fahmy, N(2012), “The Arab Awakening and Regional Security”, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies(CNS).WMD Junction, 14 June,2012

·   (N. M): Fahmy, N(2012), “Acceptance of defeat or victory in the Presidential Elections”, El Shorouk Newspaper (P.10), May 22,2012

·   (N.M): Fahmy,N(2012) “Giving priority to the mind when choosing a new President”, El Ahram Newspaper,May 17,2012 (Page 12) 

·    (N.M): Fahmy,N(2012), “Letters to the trend of political Islam, presidential candidates and the youth of the revolution”, El Ahram Newspaper,April 5,2012 

·    (N.M): Fahmy,N(2012), “The requirements of the transitional phase”,El Ahram Newspaper ,March 20,2012 

·    (N.M):Fahmy,N(2012),”The Fruit Of Revolution”, The Cairo Review, March 11,2012 

·    (N.M): Fahmy, N (2012),”Egyptian American Relations after the crisis of civil society”, El Shorouk Newspaper, Sunday February 26,2012 

·    (R.J):Fahmy,N (2012),” The return towards the effective development of Egyptian Foreign Policy”,  EL Seyassa El Dawlaia,Institute for Stratigic Studies, Al Ahram Egypt, Vol 187.January,2012 

·    (N.M):Fahmy,N (2012),”25 January Revolution returned life to the intellectual leadership in Egypt” , El Ahram Newspaper, Saturday January21,2012  

·     (N.M):Fahmy,N (2011) “Regrets…our Foreign Policy in 2012 is out of order”, Rosal Youssef Newspaper, Saturday December 31,20111 

·    (N.M):Fahmy,N (2011) “The Middle East Region”. El Mosawar Newspaper, Wednesday December 28, 2011

 ·    NM: Fahmy, N. (2011), “General Principles for Law and Constitution of The New Egypt. El Ahram Newspaper, Wednesday December 14, 2011.

·     NM: Fahmy, N. (2011), “What Comes After Palestine’s Request To Join the United Nations?” Al Shorouk Newspaper, October 8, 2011.

 ·  NM: Fahmy, N. (2011), “Internal and External Reflections and Wishes Regarding the Egyptian Revolution.” Al Shorouk Newspaper, September 24, 2011.

 ·  NM: Fahmy, N. (2011), “The long Journey Towards a WMD-Free Middle East.” Arms Control Today, September 15, 2011

 ·   NM: Fahmy, N., (2011), “The Egyptian Foreign Policy After the January 25th Revolution.” Al Ahram Newspaper, August 15, 2011.

 ·   CP: Fahmy, N., (2011), “Is Deterrence viable, an asset or a liability?”, Deterrence; Its Past and Future, Lancaster House, London, May 20, 2011.

 ·   NM: Fahmy, N., (2011), “The Position of The Western World from the Arab State of  Anger”, Al Akhbar Newspaper, March 30, 2011.

 ·    NM: Fahmy, N., (2011), “The Outside World and The Egyptian Revolution”, Al Ahram Newspaper, March 28, 2011.

 .    NM: Fahmy, N., (2011), “A Word of Truth in Favor of Amr Moussa and Mohamed El Baradei”, March 25, 2011.

 ·   RJ: Fahmy, N., (2011), “Mindful of the Middle East: Egypt’s Reaction to the New US Nuclear Posture Review” The Nonproliferation Review, Volume 18, March 22, 2011.

 ·   NM: Fahmy, N., (2011), “Reflections on the Revolution”, Al Akhbar Newspaper, March 21, 2011.

 ·    CD: Fahmy, N., (2011), “100 Yards from Liberty “Tahrir” Square”, Huffington Post, March 10, 2011.

 ·    NM: Fahmy, N., (2010), “Wikileaks: American Tsunami, Israeli Plot”., Al Mussawar, December 22, 2010.

·    NM: Fahmy, N., (2010), “Between No Negotionations and Diplomatic Explicity.” Al Ahram Newspaper, December 7, 2010.

 ·  NM: Fahmy, N., (2010), "Planning for the Future Foreign Policy of Egypt" Al Shorouk Newspaper, November 27, 2010.

 ·   CP: Fahmy, N. (2010), “Thoughts and observations on the cultural diplomacy.” Diplomacy and Cultural Seminar, Assilah, Morrcco, July 18, 2010.

·    NM: Fahmy, N. (2010), “To Maintain Egypt’s Regional and International Role.” Al Ahram Newspaper, July 14, 2010.

·     NM: Fahmy, N., (2010), “The Cairo Obama, One Year Later”, Los Angeles Times, June 7, 2010.

·     NM: Fahmy, N.,(2010), “ Is The Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process Savable?”, The Daily News Egypt, June 3, 2010.

·    CP: Fahmy, N., (2010), “Creating a Political Climate Conducive to the Advancement of the Peace Process”, United Nations International Meeting in Support of the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process, Istanbul, Turkey, May 25, 2010.

 ·  CP: Fahmy, N., (2010), “Dimension of the U.S. to establish a Palestinian state.” The future of the Palestinian State Conference, Zagazig University, May 4, 2010.

 ·   NM: Fahmy, N.,(2010), “Dialogue, or no dialogue and neighbors without Neighborhood.”Al Shorouk Newspaper, April 26, 2010.

 ·    NM: Fahmy, N. (2010), “Middle East Peace: So, Why Have We Failed?”, The Washington Post, April 23, 2010.

 ·    NM: Fahmy, N., (2010), “From No War and No Peace To No Peace and No War.” Al Ahram Newspaper, April 12,2010.

 ·   NM: Fahmy, N., (2010),"An Arab Road Map to Nuclear Non-Proliferation," Al Ahram Newspaper, February 22, 2010.

  .  NM: Fahmy, N., (2010),"Social Partnership to solve slums problems," Al Ahram Al Ektesady, February 15, 2010.

 ·   NM: Fahmy, N., (2010)," The Future of the Middle East, Opportunities and Challenges," El Siassa El Dawlia, Institute for Strategic Studies, Al Ahram, Egypt, Vol. 179, January 2010.

·   NM: Fahmy, N., (2009), “Obama's legacy Seven years from now,” Al-Ahram Weekly, Issue no. 978, 24-30 December 2009.

 ·  NM: Fahmy, N., (2009), "Have we reached the End of History in the MiddleEast," Al-Ahram Newspaper, December 5th, 2009.

 · NM: Fahmy, N., (2009), "Reflections on the Status and Mobility of the Arab-Israeli Peace Process," Al Shorouk Newspaper, November 20th, 2009.

 ·  NM: Fahmy, N., (2009),"A Clear Path Forward for the UN on Nuclear Disarmament," Huffington Post, September 22, 2009.

 ·  NM: Fahmy, N., (2009),"An Egyptian Contribution to the ongoing discussion around Nuclear Disarmament," Al Shorouk Newspaper, September 4th, 2009.

 ·   NM: Fahmy, N., (2009),"The Egyptian President in Washington: An Opportunity, a Risk, and a Challenge," Al Mussawar, August 12, 2009.

·   CP: Fahmy, Nabil., (2009),"Status and Prospects for a MENWFZ," Proceedings of Workshop on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Monetery, CA, July 29, 2009.

 ·  NM: Fahmy, N., (2009),"How the Non-Alignment Movement Regains its Glory?, "Al Ahram, July 18, 2009.

·  NM: Fahmy, N., (2009),"Initiative for Youth," Al Ahram Al Iktissadi, June 15, 2009.

 ·  NM: Fahmy, N., (2009),"And what After Obama Left Cairo?!, " Al Mussawar, June 10, 2009.

 ·   NM: Fahmy, N., (2009),"Call for Democratization of Industrial Countries Grouping (g8)," Al Ahram Al Iktissadi, June 6, 2009.

 ·  NM: Fahmy, N., (2009),"The New President’s Message to Americans and the World (2 of 2), "Al Shorouk Newspaper,, May 2, 2009.

 ·  NM: Fahmy, N., (2009),"The New President’s Message to Americans and the World (1 of 2)," Al Shorouk Newspaper, May 1, 2009.

·   CP: Fahmy, Nabil., (2009),"The Middle East Nuclear Paradigm and Prospects, International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament," Proceedings of  Regional Meeting, Cairo.

 ·  CP: Fahmy, Nabil., (2009),"Lessons from the ACRS Experience," Proceedings of Amman Conference, Arab Institute for Security Studies.

 ·   NM: Fahmy, N., (2009),"Obamamania or Obamaphobia?," Al-Ahram Weekly, Issue no. 928, 1-6 January 2009.

 ·  NM: Fahmy, N., (2008),"Why go nuclear?,” The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, September 2008.

 ·  NM: Fahmy, N., (2007),"A More Plural Egypt," The Washington Times, March 26, 2007.

 ·  RJ: Fahmy, N., (2006),"Terrorism is the World's Problem." Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, Vol. 16:157.

 ·  RJ: Fahmy, N., (2006),"The Changing Paradigm of the Middle East ” Mediterranean Quarterly”, a Journal  of Global Issues, ". Vol. 15 – No. 2.

 ·   RJ: Fahmy, N., (2006),"An Assessment of International Nuclear Non-Proliferation Efforts After Sixty Years,” The Nonproliferation Review, Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies Vol. 13:1 March 2006.

 · RJ: Fahmy, N., (2006),"Egypt's Unwavering Path to Democratic Reform,” The Mediterranean Quarterly, Duke University Press,2006.

·   NM: Fahmy, N., (2004),"America's Next President and the Mideast Conflict," Chicago Tribune, October 7, 2004.

 ·   RJ: Fahmy, N., (2004),"The Global Challenges in the Middle East Region; An Egyptian Perspective,” The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, Vol. 28:1 Winter/Spring 2004.

 ·   RJ: Fahmy, N., (2004),"Perspectives on Terrorism from Asia, the United States, and the Middle East,” The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, Vol. 28:1 Winter/Spring 2004.

 ·   RJ: Fahmy, N., (2001),"Prospects for Arms Control and Proliferation in the Middle East,” The Nonproliferation Review, Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Summer 2001.

 ·   NM: Fahmy, N., (2000),"Peace is Still Possible in the Middle East," The New York Times, December 10, 2000.

 ·    NM: Fahmy, N., (2000),"Egypt’s Role," The Middle East Insight, September/October 2000.

 ·   RJ: Fahmy, N., (1998),"Nuclear Proliferation: Is the Middle East Next?, Institute for International Policy Studies, Asia-Pacific Review, Vol. 5,No. 3 Fall/Winter 1998 .

 ·   OP: Fahmy, Nabil., (1998),"Reflections on the Arms Control and regional Security Process in the Middle  East, New Horizons and New Strategies in Arms Control,” Sandia National Laboratories, 1998.

 ·  OP: Fahmy, Nabil., (1998),"A Non Aligned Perspective on the Draft Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Disarmament and US Security,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C. 1998.

 ·  OP: Fahmy, Nabil., (1998),"Regional Security in the Middle East, 1992, and the New Trends in  International Security, the Role of International Organizations,” Nasser Military Academy, Cairo.

 ·   NM: Fahmy, N., (1994),"Arms Control, Proposals on Regional Cooperation, Regional Security and Control in the Middle East,"El Siassa El Dawlia, Institute for Strategic Studies, Al Ahram, Egypt, Vol. 115 January 1994.

 ·  OP: Fahmy, Nabil., (1991),"Controlling Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East,” , American – Arab Affairs Council ,Winter 1990 – 1991.

·   NM: Fahmy, N., (1991), “Obey the UN Charter,” The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Vol. 47, No. 5, June 1991.

 · NM: Fahmy, N., (1990), “Egypt’s Disarmament Initiative,” The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Vol. 46, No. 9, November 1990.

 .   RJ: Fahmy, N., (1990),"Problems and Prospects for Chemical/Biological Arms Control,” Mosher Institute for Defense Studies. Texas A and M University, 1990.

 · NM: Fahmy, N., (1990),"Future Security Perspectives on Chemical Weapons in the Middle East,"El Siassa El Dawlia, Institute for Strategic Studies, Al Ahram, Egypt, Vol. 102, October 1990.