Strategic Advisor to the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission
Ambassador Amr Aljowaily is an international civil servant, diplomat, academic, and writer. He currently the advisor on strategic partnerships to the deputy chairperson of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa.
As an academic, he is a visiting faculty member at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research’s (UNITAR) Multilateral Diplomacy Program, and at DiploFoundation. He is a board member of the Institute for Diplomatic Studies (1994–1996), and previously at the American University in Cairo (AUC), including the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP).
As an Egyptian diplomat, his postings included Belgrade, New York, Geneva, and Washington DC. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served as deputy assistant foreign minister for United Nations Affairs He was also a member of the cabinets of the minister and first undersecretary, and departments of multilateral political and economic issues. Aljowaily held leading positions in multilateral negotiations, and was a member of Egyptian delegations to several summits and ministerial meetings. He was also a coordinator of international relations at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (2001–2003).
As a writer, he published some of the earliest analytical works in Arabic on ICTs and international relations, and continues to publish in the field of multilateral diplomacy, especially on issues related to international peace and security. In the last few years, Aljowaily has devoted more time to publishing books, including Serbia by Egyptian Eyes (Arabic and Serbian editions in 2018 and 2019, respectively) and Quote Unquote (2020).
Aljowaily holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in Middle East Studies from AUC, a MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and the Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy from the University of Malta. He started his career in print and broadcast journalism, as well as in research centres.
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