In July 1984, Dr. Karem was appointed Member of the Cabinet of the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Cairo.
In December 1984 he
was member of Egypt's delegation to the 15th Foreign Ministers Meeting of the Organization of Islamic Conference
in Sanaa, Yemen.
In April 1985, he
was guest of the Carter Center and Emory University
for the Center's Consultations on the Middle East
presided by former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford.
In August-September 1985, he
was member of Egypt's delegation to the Third Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which convened in Geneva, and in that capacity served as special advisor to the President of that conference.
Dr. Karem was also member of Egypt's delegation to the Meeting of the Foreign Minister of the Non-Aligned movement held in New Delhi, India, from April 16-19, 1986.
Dr. Karem was also member of the Egyptian delegation to the Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Mediterranean Members of the Movement of the Non-Aligned Countries meetings in Bryony, Yugoslavia from June 3-4, 1987.
Since 1984 Dr. Karem
lectured young career Egyptian, Arab and African Diplomats in training, at the Institute for Diplomatic Studies
attached to the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
, a course on the: "Skills of Negotiations: A Theoretical Analytical Framework," with special emphasis on the United Nations
and Crisis Management.
was also Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Department of Economics, Political Science and Mass Communications at the American University
in Cairo from 1986-1988 where he
taught 200 and 400 Level courses on Comparative Politics and an advanced, special Seminar on Diplomacy.
In March 1988, Dr. Karem was transferred to his country's Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva and assumed the position of Deputy Head of the Egyptian Delegation to the Geneva based United Nations Conference on Disarmament.
From 18-19 March, 1988 Dr. Karem
was a participant at the Quakers Seminar on:" The United nations
and Future Directions in Multilateral Disarmament," held at Chateau de Bossey, Celigny, Switzerland.
During the period of August 27-28, 1988 Dr. Karem
was special envoy of his
Government to the Soviet Union to witness the destruction of three medium range delivery systems (capable of carrying nuclear weapons) in accordance with the INF Treaty.
From May 14-17, 1989 Dr. Karem
was a participant in an international conference held in Guernsey Islands and organized by the Program for Promoting Nuclear Non Proliferation (PPNP), Center for International Policy Studies of the University of Southampton, U.K.
participated as Alternate Representative of Egypt
in the meetings of the Second Preparatory Committee for the Fourth Review Conference of the NPT Treaty
held in Geneva from 11-18 September, 1989, and from 19-23 September 1989 before the Third Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil Thereof.
Dr. Karem is also Egypt's representative in the International Studies Association (ISA) Governing Council and in that capacity attended the meetings of the Council held in Vienna, Austria from 6-7, October 1989.
Following nomination by his government Dr. Karem accepted to prepare a Monograph on the:" National Concept of Security of Egypt," to be published by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and in that capacity attended from October 21-28, 1989 UNIDIR's meetings on" National Concepts of Security of States," held in Moscow, USSR.
In 1990, Dr. Karem was Alternate Representative of Egypt to the Third Preparatory Committee of the Fourth Review conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which convened in Geneva from April 23 to May 4.
The Colloquium was organized on the occasion of the convening in Geneva, in August September, of the Fourth Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which, Dr. Karem
, attended as Alternate Representative.
In 1991 Dr. Karem assumed the post of coordinator of the G-21 on Negative Security Assurances for Non-Nuclear Weapon States in the Conference on Disarmament.
From May 21-23 Dr. Karem
was guest on the Government of Germany attending a Verification Trial Inspection of Chemical Weapons carried out in conjunction with the Negotiations of the Chemical Weapons convention
in the Conference on Disarmament
Dr. Karem has been a regular lecturer to the UN Disarmament Fellowship Program in Geneva during the years 1989, 1990 and 1991; he is also author of numerous articles published in Arab periodicals and Newspapers.
Dr. Karem is recipient of the Egyptian Presidential Decoration IV Order and USC's Educational Foundation "Fellow of the Foundation award" membership of the JONATHAN MAXCY CLUB in recognition of his "unselfish support of academic programs at the University of South Carolina.
In January 27, 1992 Dr. Karem
was a guest of the Swiss Government for a Swiss tour of Chemical Industry in Basle.
From January 27-29 he
participated in Geneva in UNIDIR's second workshop of the group of experts on Regional Approaches to Disarmament
, Security and Stability,
In 1992, he
tour of duty in Geneva with the successful conclusion of the Chemical Weapons Convention
was appointed by his
Foreign Minister as the First Director of the newly established Department for Disarmament Affairs
, in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
, and assumed his
new duties in September 1992.
Dr. Karem was member of the Egyptian Delegation to the 98th Session of the Council of Ministers of the League of Arab States which met in Cairo in September 1992 and in an extra-ordinary Session on January 12, 1993 to discuss the Chemical Weapons Convention.
From May 30 until June 4 1994, Dr. Karem was a member of his delegation to the IAEA Board of Governors.
In his capacity as Alternate Representative of Egypt, Dr. Karem attended the 50th meetings of the United Nations General Assembly and participated in the work of UNGA First Committee until November 21, 1995.
DR. Karem was elected by acclamation as chairman of the Arab League Committee on elaborating the principles of a Draft Treaty on the Establishment
Dr. Karem accepted in April 1996, the invitation from the German Peace Research Institute, Frankfurt to become member of the Advisory Board on the project organized by the Institute on "Pro-activist Non-Nuclear Policy."
In November 1996, Dr. Karem attended the meetings of the First Committee in New York, following that he was Egypt's representative to the meetings of the First Preparatory Committee of the CTBT in New York from 19-22, November.
From 2-5 December he
attended in Kyoto, Japan, a Seminar on Nuclear Disarmament, after the indefinite extension of the NPT
, organized by the Ministry For Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Center for the Promotion of Disarmament
and Non Proliferation, of the Japan's Institute of International Affairs
paper was on "The aftermath of the indefinite extension of the NPT: A critical assessment.
accepted to teach a 200 level undergraduate course entitled An Introduction to Political Studies during the Spring Semester at Misr International University
From February 15-16: He
chaired the Arab League
working group on Weapons of Mass Destruction.
From March 24-25: He was member of the delegation of Egypt to the Arab League Council of Ministers.
On April 13th :He was Principal Speaker before a colloquium organized by the American University in Cairo; English Public Lecture Series.
The address was on: Arms Proliferation: Internal and External aspects."
from January 12-23, 1998: Dr. Karem participated in an electronic conference on "The Future of the Conference on Disarmament and its Agenda", Co-hosted by the Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington DC and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), Geneva.
From 21-25 September: Dr. Karem
attended the General Conference of the IAEA
was a Speaker before the Third Sitting entitled "Towards a Middle East Free of Nuclear and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction", organized by the North Atlantic Assembly "Mediterranean Dialogue Seminar" in collaboration with the Egyptian People's Assembly, in Cairo.
accepted to become a founding