Strategic Advisor to the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission
Ambassador Amr Aljowaily is an international civil servant, diplomat, academic, and writer with 32 years of professional experience. He is currently the strategic advisor to the deputy chairperson of the African Union Commission (Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement) in Addis Ababa.
As an academic, he is a visiting faculty member at the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Multilateral Diplomacy Program since 2014, and at DiploFoundation since 2007. He was previously a board member of the Institute for Diplomatic Studies (1994–1996) and the American University in Cairo (AU), including the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP).
As an Egyptian diplomat, his postings included Belgrade, New York, Geneva, and Washington, D.C. At the Foreign Ministry of Egypt, he served as deputy assistant to the foreign minister for United Nations Affairs, a member of the cabinets of the minister and first undersecretary, and at the departments of multilateral political and economic issues.
Aljowaily held leading positions in multilateral negotiations, and was a member of the Egyptian delegations to several summits and ministerial meetings of the UN, the African Union (AU), and the League of Arab States (LAS), including their specialised agencies, regional commissions, and subsidiary bodies. He was also the coordinator of International Relations at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (2001–2003).
As a writer, Aljowaily 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 devoted more time to publishing books, including Serbia by Egyptian Eyes (2018, 2019) and Quote Unquote, a book of prose (2020, 2022), published in Arabic, English, and Serbian.
Aljowaily holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in Middle East Studies from the American University in Cairo, a MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and a postgraduate diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy from the University of Malta. He started his career in print and broadcast journalism and in research centers.
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