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Consul general of Egypt in San Francisco to speak at BYU April 9

His Excellency Hesham Elnakib, consul general of Egypt in San Francisco, will present a Brigham Young University David M. Kennedy Center lecture, “Egypt and the U.S. under the Obama Administration,” Thursday, April 9, at noon in 303 J. Reuben Clark Building.

Elnakib has had a distinguished career in diplomatic service. Recently appointed consul general of Egypt in San Francisco, Elnakib is responsible for Egyptian affairs in Arizona, Alaska, California, Idaho, Washington, Utah, Montana, Oregon, Nevada, Hawaii and Wyoming.

His previous appointments have included postings in Washington, D.C.; Vienna, Austria; and Egypt. He has served as director of press and public diplomacy, director of the Press Counselor and Spokesperson of Press and Information Office and director and counselor for the North American Department.

Fluent in Arabic, English and French, Elnakib received a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in economics from American University in Cairo, a master’s degree in international relations from the International Institute of Public Administration in Paris and a doctorate degree in history from the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow.

This lecture will be archived online. For more information on events sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, see the calendar online at or contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652.

Writer: Angela Fischer


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