The “Western” model of policy, governance and economy is increasingly being challenged. With China, a new power is rising. Alternative models to the Western democracy claim to deal more effectively with new developments and mega-trends. Climate change and pollution require drastic and immediate measures. Populations in privileged countries fear global migration. The fairness of the distribution of income and wealth in the world is questioned. Populist political figures are gaining ground, and multi-lateral institutions are being discredited.
Over the last decades, globalization has impacted the entire world. Many industries profited from globalization, and companies of all sizes have become extremely active on the international stage. Globalization has created growth, jobs and financial strength, and has allowed us to invest in future technologies. Even though it is unimaginable to significantly scale back the degree of globalization, the world is struggling to find solutions for its detrimental effects.
The lecture series World Politics on Campus – Welcoming the World at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg provides insights into the challenges lying ahead of us. It attempts to shed light on the issues from more than one standpoint. We invite outstanding and distinguished international personalities, experts and decision-makers who are able to introduce the audience to the views of the nations and cultures they represent. Participants will be able to engage in conversation, ask questions and enter discussion.
Ambassador Abdelhamid is a career diplomat with diverse diplomatic experiences. His career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt included serving as Assistant Foreign Minister, Chief of Cabinet from 2017 to 2019, while his service as a UN staff member had him occupy positions such as the Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO, Vienna) from 2008 to 2016. Ambassador Abdelhamid has been designated Ambassador to Germany since October 2019.
On 12 May 2022, he will hold a keynote on Egypt as an anchor of stability and peace in the middle East. The Middle East is witnessing unprecedented and overwhelming challenges recently, with wide-scale military and humanitarian crises in Libya, Syria and Yemen. Egypt is a stabilizing force in its region, contributing to security and stability. Germany is a reliable partner in these endeavors. Examples of Egyptian – German cooperation are numerous, including the Munich Format on Middle East Peace Process and Berlin Process on Libya.
The online talk and discussion will be moderated by Prof. Dr Claudia Warning.