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Biography

AHMED MOKHTAR EL-GAMMAL, PHD
EGYPTIAN DIPLOMAT AND THINKER

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
Ph.D. in International Relations, Reading University, U.K.
Diploma in Diplomacy (equivalent to MA), Oxford University.
Diploma in Diplomatic & Political Skills, Univesrdity of Lancaster.
Fellowship in Strategy, National Defence College, Nasser Higher Military Academy.
BA in English Literature and Civilisation, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University.

LECTURES
LECTURING IN ARABIC AND ENGLISH ON:
Human Resource Development, Technology Management, Social and Economic Development, Research Management, International Relations, Crisis Management, Diplomatic History and Terminology, International Negotiations, Protocol and Etiquette, Feasibility Studies, Population and Development Terminology, Information and Media, National Strategy, Art of Translation and How to Organise Conferences.

CAREER POSTS
• Member of the Technical Office of the President of the Republic.
• Career diplomat, from diplomatic attache to ambassador, serving at Egyptian embassies in New Delhi, Amman, Doha, Montevideo, and London.
• Ambassador and Director of Diplomatic Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MFA.
• Ambassador and Director of the Department of Press and Information, MFA.

ADDITIONAL POSTS
• Currently: Senior Adviser, Egyptian European Council.
• Senior Advisor of Technical Affairs, Speaker of the Shura Council.
• Senior Advisor, Population Information Project, UNFPA/NPC.
• Senior Director, of the Research Management Unit, USAID/NPC.
• Senior Director, Department of International Cooperation and Information, SFD/UNDP.
• Senior Advisor, Press and Translation Center, SFD/UNDP.

MEMBERSHIP
Egyptian European Council’s Member of Board of Governors, Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs, Egyptian Association for Graduates of British Universities, National Defence College, Arab Association for Management, Egyptian Association for Technology Management, Egyptian Demographers Association, Royal Institute for International Affairs, International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Oxford Alumni
(St. Catherine’s).

ACTIVITIES
• Supervisor and Organiser of 4 training courses for Egyptian Diplomats at George Washington and John Hopkins universities, U.S.A.

• Supervisor and Organizer of 5 advanced courses for Ambassadors, Institute for Diplomatic Studies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cairo.

• Visiting Professor at diplomatic and research centers in U.S.A., U.K., France, Austria ( Vienna Academy for Diplomacy), Germany, Japan, South Korea, India, Kenya, Somalia, Namibia, Kuwait, and Qatar.

• Lecturer at Cairo and Ein Shams Universities, Institute of Diplomatic Studies, National Defence College, Higher War College (Nasser Higher Military Academy).

• Diplomatic Program Director, American University in Cairo (AUC).

• Essay and Research writer in Al-Ahram, Al- Akhbar,and Al-Gomhiria, Newspapers, , Arab Affairs and International Politics Magazines.

PUBLICATIONS
Translated and authored 60 books in Diplomacy, Politics, Strategy, International Relations, Human Development, Models of Development, Population. and Economy, in addition to 5 books on the 1967 War, and the following books on Population and Development:
Egypt: Survey on Maternal and Child Health for the League of Arab States.
Sudan: Survey on Maternal and Child Health for the League of Arab States.
Egypt: Use Effectiveness of Contraceptive Survey for Cairo Demographic Center
Methods of Projections of Urban and Rural Population for Cairo Demographic Center
Preparing Migration Data for Sub-national Population Projections for CDC.
Translated “Positive Diplomacy by Sir Peter Marshall, Who Are We? by Samuel Huntington, Grammar of Politics, and Introduction to Politics by Harold Lasky, Essence of Security by Robert McNamara, 1964 War by Dr. Mahmoud Fawzi, inter alia.
Translated 200 short stories from English into Arabic of famous English, Irish, French, Russian and American short story writers.

EDITED AND TRANSLATED THE FOLLOWING PUBLICATIONS IN ENGLISH:
Publications of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in English
Publications of the National Population Council in English

POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT MONOGRAPHS SERIES, CAIRO DEMOGRAPHIC CENTER. EGYPT:
Human Development Report, UNDP/INP.
Annual Reports of the Social Fund for Development.
Publications of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs, in English
Publications of the Egyptian European Council, in English.

COMPILED 5 DICTIONARIES
Political and Diplomatic Dictionary (English/Arabic).
Dictionary on Population & Development Terminology (English/Arabic).
Dictionary on Population, Development and Gender (Arabic/English)
Contemporary Diplomatic and Political Dictionary (Brief Encyclopaedia, English/Arabic)
Contemporary Diplomatic and Political Dictionary (Brief Encyclopaedia, Arabic/English)

CONFERENCES
Organised and participated in 70 international, regional and national specialised Conferences, Fora, Symposia, Round Tables and Seminars.