SSRC Staff

Karim Kamel

Program Associate,
Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)


Karim Kamel joined CPPF in March 2014. He received his MA in nonproliferation and terrorism studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and earned his BA at the American University in Cairo and San Jose State University. Growing up in Egypt, Kamel developed a keen interest in political and regional security matters in the Middle East. He has since acquired both functional and research experience in these issues, and he currently sits on the Steering Committee of the Middle East Next Generation Arms Control Specialists Network. Prior to joining CPPF, he was a consultant in the External Relations Section of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization, where he wrote speeches for senior officials and advised the executive secretary during his chairmanship of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons. He was also an intern at the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, where he provided substantive support on projects related to small arms and light weapons. His most recent publication, "New Discourse, New Opportunities," coauthored with Chatham House research director Dr. Patricia Lewis, is forthcoming. Kamel is a native Arabic speaker and has working knowledge of German and French.