Dr. Karem served in the Egyptian missions to the United Nations in New York, was Deputy Head of Mission to the Conference of Disarmament in Geneva, and headed important negotiations on several items including the resolution on the Application of Agency Safeguards in the Middle East on the agenda of several General Conferences of the IAEA in Vienna.
In May 1984 Dr. Karem obtained his PhD from the United States with seven distinctions bestowed upon him by the academic board of USC.
was elected in Belgium as "Best Ambassador in Belgium and the EU in 2006", and his Book published by Praeger in the US, was selected by CHOICE international in 1988 as best book in the field of International Relations in the United States.
has published extensively and appeared before numerous conferences, symposiums, and international meetings.
is a widely acknowledged and highly respected expert in the field of international affairs, on security, disarmament and non proliferation matters.
Since April 2008, Ambassador Karem has become member of the Board of Advisors to the International Workshop on Global Security of the Centre for Strategic Decision Research, California.
In May 2009 he
was appointed member of the NATO regional cooperation course (NRCC), Academic advisory Board (AAB), in NATO Defence College
In that capacity he
has accepted as of September 2009 to be the principal inauguration speaker for NATO's defence College graduating ceremonies.