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Former Ambassador from Egypt to Lecture at OCU
OKLAHOMA CITY — A former ambassador to the U.S. from Egypt will present a lecture titled “Winds of Change in the Middle East” at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Oklahoma City University. The presentation is free to the public and will be held in the Kerr McGee Auditorium in Meinders School of Business at McKinley and N.W. 27th Street. Nabil Fahmy is currently the founding dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo. He serves on McLarty Associates’ Board of Counselors and is the chairman of the Monterey California Center for Nonproliferation Studies’ Middle East Project. Fahmy served as ambassador of Egypt to the United States from 1999 to 2008. He was Egypt’s ambassador to Japan from 1997 to 1999 and a political advisor to the foreign minister. He 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 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 (Disarmament and Political Affairs) 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 U.N. General Assembly in 1986. From 1999 until 2003, he was a member of the U.N. Secretary General’s Advisory Board of Disarmament Matters where he served as its chairman in 2001. Fahmy has written extensively on Middle East politics, peacemaking, regional security and international governance. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics/mathematics and his Master of Arts in management, both from the American University in Cairo.