Dr. Ben-Meir hosts leaders from around the world in conversations that probe critical global issues and the policies our guests are designing to address them.
Guest: H.E. Mohamed M. Tawfik, Ambassador of Egypt to the United States
15 Barclay Street, Room 430 (Woolworth Building)
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Mohamed Tawfik was designated as Egypt’s first Ambassador to the United State of America to be accredited after the 25 January 2011 revolution. A career diplomat whose journey started in 1983, Mohamed Tawfik also served as Egypt’s Ambassador to Lebanon, Australia and as non-resident Ambassador to New Zealand, Western Samoa, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the Marshall Islands.
Mr. Tawfik was educated at Cairo University where he pursued a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He also holds a Masters Degree in International Organizations’ Law from the Universite de Paris and a diploma in diplomatic relations from the International Institute for Public Administration in Paris. Previous assignments include Washington DC, Harare Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva. Throughout his numerous assignments, Mr. Tawfik took part in numerous bilateral, regional and multinational negotiations, international conferences and meetings in the fields of disarmament, labor, human rights, and trade. He held numerous multilateral positions such as president of the Conference on Disarmament, chairman of the Group of 77 in Geneva, and coordinator of the New Agenda Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament.
Mr. Tawfik is married to Amani Amin and they have two sons.