Statesmen's Forum: Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy
His Excellency Nabil Fahmy
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Introduction and Moderated Q&A by
Dr. Jon B. Alterman
Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy and Director, CSIS Middle East Program
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy serves as the foreign minister of Egypt, a position he has held since 2013. A career diplomat for 40 years, he was ambassador to the United States from 1999-2008, ambassador to Japan from 1997-1999, and political adviser to the foreign minister from 1992-1997. Before returning to full-time government service, between 2009 and 2013 he served as the founding dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo. He has a long history working on Arab-Israeli peace issues and non-proliferation. Ambassador Fahmy was born in New York when his father worked as a diplomat at the United Nations. Ambassador Fahmy holds a B.Sc. in physics and mathematics and a M.A. in management, both from the American University in Cairo. He also received an honorary doctorate from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, an affiliate of Middlebury College, in May 2009.
A Conversation with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy
Jon B. Alterman, the Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy and director of the Middle East Program, sat down with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy to discuss political dynamics in Egypt and their effect on U.S.-Egyptian relations.