Baker Center to Host Expert on Emerging Regional Challenges in the Middle East

Sameh Aboul-Enein, deputy assistant foreign minister of Egypt for disarmament and peaceful uses of nuclear energy, will give a Global Security Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

Sameh Aboul-Enein

Sameh Aboul-Enein will discuss “Emerging Regional Challenges in the Middle East” at UT’s Baker Center Monday, March 28.

His talk—“Emerging Regional Challenges in the Middle East”—will be in the Baker Center’s Toyota Auditorium.

Aboul-Enein is an assistant professor for international security, conflict resolution, and disarmament at the American University in Cairo. He is also a visiting professor at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, the University of East Anglia in Norwich, the NATO Defense College in Rome, and the Geneva Centre for Security Studies in Switzerland.

He has led negotiations in several international forums on nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and nuclear energy. He has published and lectured widely in both English and Arabic on international and regional security, conflict resolution and the Middle East Nuclear-Free Zone.

Aboul-Enein held the position of the minister plenipotentiary and deputy head of the Mission of Egypt to the United Kingdom. He worked as the director of the United Nations Affairs Department and the director of the International Organizations Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo.

Between 2002 and 2006, he was the alternate representative of Egypt to the Conference on Disarmament and to the United Nations Offices, Permanent Mission of Egypt at Geneva.

The Baker Center is a nonpartisan institute devoted to education and research concerning public policy and civic engagement.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Sameh Aboul-Enein will have brief media availability at 5 p.m. in the Baker Center.

CONTACT:

Nissa Dahlin-Brown (865-974-8681, nissa@utk.edu)

Tyra Haag (865-974-5460, tyra.haag@tennessee.edu)