Middle East Institute – The Middle East’s Need for Domestic Reform and Regional Statecraft
April 12, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Middle East’s Need for Domestic Reform and Regional Statecraft
The Middle East Institute (MEI) is pleased to host Nabil Fahmy, former foreign minister of Egypt, for a discussion about Egypt’s political and socioeconomic challenges and its role in regional politics and stability.
Egypt’s government is under pressure to deliver economic development, good governance, and increased security in light of growing terrorist threats. These challenges come amid growing regional tensions- from the conflict in Syria to the war in Yemen. How can the state better meet its domestic objectives and how can Egypt play an effective role in brokering greater Middle East stability? MEI President Amb. Wendy Chamberlin will moderate.
H.E. Nabil Fahmy served as minister of foreign affairs in Egypt’s interim government from July 2013-June 2014. Assuming control of foriegn policy during Egypt’s political transition, Minister Fahmy steered the course of the country’s diplomacy though a critical phase. Over his distinguished diplomatic career, he has held numerous senior positions, including ambassador to the U.S.
Amb. Wendy Chamberlin has been president of the Middle East Institute since 2007. Previously, as deputy high commissioner for refugees from 2004 to 2007, she supervised the administration of the U.N. humanitarian organization. A 29-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, she was ambassador to Pakistan from 2001 to 2002, when she played a key role in securing Pakistan’s cooperation in the U.S.-led campaign against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan in the wake of the terrorist attacks against the U.S. on September 11.