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Nabil Fahmy, former Egyptian Ambassador to the United States, will deliver a public lecture on the topic of “Middle East in Transformation: The Domestic, Regional, and International Implications” at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) on April 20.

Ambassador Fahmy is currently dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at The American University in Cairo. He also currently serves as nonresident chair of the Middle East Nonproliferation Project at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS). He was an active voice in the popular movement that toppled former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in January.

“We are very pleased to welcome Ambassador Fahmy for this timely and important lecture on the implications of the recent wave of change in the Middle East for the U.S. and the rest of the world,” commented Monterey Institute President Sunder Ramaswamy.

“Nabil Fahmy has been a great friend of CNS and MIIS for many years and is in a unique position to offer his personal insights into current trends in Egypt and the Middle East,” added CNS Director Dr. William Potter.

Ambassador Fahmy was the featured speaker at the Monterey Institute’s spring 2009 commencement ceremony and received an honorary degree from MIIS at that time.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 in the Irvine Auditorium inside the McCone Building at 499 Pierce Street in downtown Monterey.

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