is the Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities as well as the Regional Chair of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) for the Middle East and North Africa. In the past, He has been President (2002-2005), Vice president for Higher Studies and Research and Dean of the Faculty of Al-Alsun at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt.
Dr Hashem has been a member of the the Advisory Board of Arab Thought Foundation in Lebanon (2005), the Board of Akhbar Al Yom Academy and the advisory board of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh College of Business in Jordan. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the World Public Forum ‘Dialogue of Civilizations’ (2006) and a Board Member for UNESCO’s 2009 World Conference on Higher Education (WCHE) as well as Member of the Board of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Hashem was also President of the Arab Council for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of the Association of Arab Universities and Honorary President of the Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ANQAHE).