Hanny Hilmy

Hanny Hilmy
Associate Fellow
Centre for Global Studies
Office: Sedgewick C187

Hanny Hilmy is an Interdisciplinary Graduate from History, Political Science, International Relations & International Law. His research is centered around the contested interaction between the rights of national sovereignty and the requirements of international intervention. His research title is: "National Sovereignty and International Peacekeeping: The United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF), Suez 1956-1967". Hanny was involved in research and teaching on the Arab-Israeli conflict, the roots of Political Islam and its role during the uprisings sweeping the Arab World.

He was born in Egypt and obtained his first university degree in Cairo. He worked for both the Egyptian Government and the League of Arab States at home and abroad. He obtained graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in the United States and the University of Ottawa in Canada. He completed his PH.D. at the University of Victoria in Canada. Hanny also worked as a Visiting Research Fellow at the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo, Norway. He was active participant in the work of the International Peace Academy based in New York, USA.

Hanny traveled extensively in Canada and abroad.

Hanny used to be a good squash, tennis, and soccer player. He failed miserably in attempting baseball or North American football. Now, hiking, reading, classical music, Masterpiece Theater and Mystery TV shows are his favorite activities.

As part of his commitment, Hanny coordinates the Middle East Discussion Group, a campus-wide interdisciplinary forum providing a space for discussion across a range of issues concerning the Middle East. Visit the Facebook page . Hanny is very grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the community of CFGS as an Associate Fellow.