Events

India and the World: lecture by Nabil Fahmy

Date and Time

April 13, 2022

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Location

Online via Zoom

Speakers
Nabil Fahmy

Founding Dean, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy & Distinguished University Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy, The American University in Cairo and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Egypt

Chair Shyam Saran

Senior Fellow, CPR and Former Indian Foreign Secretary

To commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) invites you to the second lecture as part of:

India and the World
A lecture series bringing together distinguished speakers who have a long and deep engagement with India

Speaker: Nabil Fahmy, Founding Dean, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy & Distinguished University Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy, The American University in Cairo and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Egypt

Chair: Shyam Saran, Senior Fellow, CPR and Former Indian Foreign Secretary

The session will also be live-streamed on the CPR Facebook page.

In case of any issues and for any queries, please email at communication@cprindia.org.

About the Speaker

Nabil Fahmy is a career diplomat (1976-2011) and the former foreign minister of Egypt (July 2013 – June 2014) during which he steered the course of Egypt’s diplomacy during a time of immense challenge. While foreign minister, he formulated a strategy to reorient Egypt’s foreign policy, ensuring that Egypt had numerous foreign policy options both regionally and globally. During his distinguished diplomatic career over three decades, Fahmy served as ambassador to the United States (1999-2008) and Japan (1997-1999) as well as in numerous government and international positions. His work focused on international and regional security, disarmament and non-proliferation, conflict resolution, and Arab-Israeli diplomacy. He was also the chairman of the United Nations advisory board on disarmament matters, and the vice-chairman of the United Nations general assembly’s first committee dealing with disarmament and international security. He was also a member of the Egyptian delegation to the 1991 Madrid peace conference; the review conferences of the treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons; the committee on principles in the United Nations conference on promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and many other multilateral events; supreme advisory council of the Beijing forum. Fahmy was bestowed with the cordon of the order of the rising sun by Japanese emperor Naruhito.

Fahmy also founded the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) at The American University in Cairo (AUC) in 2009. Its programs are internationally and domestically accredited. And the school has become an invaluable Middle East voice of stellar caliber on topical issues of public affairs, law, journalism, as well as studies on the Middle East, refugees, and gender and American studies. He has served as its founding dean from 2009-to 2022.

Nabil Fahmy has published his newest English book “Egypt’s diplomacy in war, peace, and transition” in February 2020, which seeks to inform future generations about the challenges of statecraft he and his compatriots faced over the past fifty years. He has also published an updated Arabic book in January 2022 entitled ” From the Heart of Events”.

About the Series

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, a special celebration organised by the Government of India to commemorate the 75th year of India’s Independence, the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) has launched a flagship lecture series titled, ‘India and the World’. The series will bring together distinguished speakers who have had a long and deep engagement with the country to understand their perspectives on India’s global relationships and how the world understands and engages with India – our history, our democracy, our economy and our society. This series will seek to bring a global perspective into dialogue with India with the objective of celebrating the country, its role in global governance and articulating a pathway in the new, shifting geopolitical landscape.