Mohamed Helmy El Sharawy is currently the vice president at the Arab and African Research Center at Cairo and its director from 1987 - 2010. From 1960 to 1975, he was the coordinator for African Liberation Movements offices at the African Association under the auspice of the President’s Office of African Affairs. Then he became a consultant to the Ministry of Sudan - Egyptian Integration Program (1975-1980). Academically, he taught "African Political Thought" at Juba University South Sudan (1981-1982). Then he was selected as expert for Afro-Arab Cultural Relations at Arab League ALECSO in Tunisia until 1986. He was also member of the executive committee of CODESRIA in1995. Between 1970-2011, he published 13 books in Arabic, four in English. Some of the books are: Angola Revolution (1978), Arabs and Africans Face to Face (1985), Israel in Africa (1986), Culture of Liberation (2002), Africa in Transition for 20-21st Century (2008), andThe Sudan: On the Cross Roads (2011)."