Sayed Ghoneim is Chairman, Institute for Global Security & Defense Affairs (IGSDA – Online) – Abu Dhabi, UAE

Senior member of the Advisory Board of “Program of Master of Security Studies and Information Analysis” at American University in The Emirates (AUE).

Ghoneim is a visiting scholar and regular guest speaker to;

Command & Staff College, Belgian Royal Military Academy, Brussels.
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) of University of Tokyo.
Master’s program, National Defense University, Taiwan.
Master’s program, Defense University of Honduras.
NATO School Oberammergau, Munich.
NATO Defense College, Rome.
Wollongong University in Dubai (Australian university).
American University in The Emirates, Dubai.
The Institute of Energy Economics, Tokyo.
ٍSino-Arab Research Center on Reform and Development, Shanghai.
International Press Club, Madrid.
Center for Rule-Making Strategies (CRS), Tokyo.
He also spoke in the U.S. Central Command (Tampa, FL), European Union Military Staff HQ (Brussels) and NATO Joint Force Command (Naples), Maritime Command & Staff College (Tokyo), National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS), MoD, Tokyo.

He repeatedly participated, spoke, and chaired international security and counter terrorism activities in, Madrid, Crete Island, Seoul, Shanghai Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo, Tunis, Shanghai, Seoul, Tegucigalpa, and others.

He is a monthly article writer in the national newspapers and magazines in Egypt, and author of the book ‘Managing Defense in Democratic Society’.

During his long service in the Egyptian Armed Forces;

Locally, he occupied several command & staff jobs in fields of intelligence & information, planning & operations, training and education. His last position was Director of Planning and Operations at (strategic department level) of the Egyptian Armed Forces.


Senior National Representative of Egypt to the U.S. Central Command (Tampa, Florida).
Chief of Staff at the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN).
Other peacekeeping and humanitarian aids missions in Western Sahara and Rwanda.

Ph.D, Political Science, Faculty of Commerce and Political Science, Port Said University, Port Said, Egypt.

Fellowship Degree*, Strategic Security Studies, Nasser’s Higher Military Academy, Giza, Egypt.

Diploma, Political Science (Defence Diplomacy and Security Studies), RMCS, Cranfield University, England, UK.

M.Sc, Military Science*, General Command & Staff College, Cairo, Egypt.

Command & Staff College Degree, Army Command & Staff College, Quetta, Pakistan.

B.Sc, War Studies, Faculty of Science, Balochistan University, Quetta, Pakistan.

B.Sc, Business Administrations, Faculty of Commerce, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

B.Sc, Military Science, Military Academy, Cairo, Egypt.


* The Fellowship Degree has been approved as PhD equivalent of Security & Defense Studies by the Supreme Council of Universities of Egypt on 22nd of November 2015 and attested by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affair on 30th of November 2015.

* The (Master of Military Science) from General C&SC of Egypt has been approved as MSc of Military Science by the Supreme Council of Universities of Egypt on 22nd of November 2015, and attested by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affair on 30th of November 2015