His Excellency Nabil Fahmy is the founding dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo. He is also the chair of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies" Middle East Nonproliferation Project at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, a graduate school of Middlebury College.
Fahmy served as ambassador of Egypt to the United States from 1999 to 2008 and as ambassador to Japan from 1997 to 1999. He was also the political adviser to Egypt"s foreign minister. He is a career diplomat who has played an active role in the numerous efforts to bring peace to the Middle East. 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 Regional Security and Arms Control emanating from the Madrid Peace Conference of December 1991.
Over the years, Fahmy has been a member of the Egyptian missions to the United Nations in Geneva and New York. He was elected vice chairman of the First Committee on Disarmament and International Security Affairs of the 44th Session of the UN General Assembly in 1986. From 1999 to 2003, he was a member of the UN Secretary General"s Advisory Board of Disarmament Matters, on which he served as chairman in 2001.
Fahmy received his Bachelor of Science in physics and mathematics and his Master of Arts in management from the American University in Cairo. He also received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in 2009.