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Dr. Elie Samia

Program Director

Mr. Elie Samia has a 29 year experience in university teaching at the Lebanese American University (LAU) in the academic fields of political science, sociology and cultural studies. He is a lecturer in Political Science and Sociology at LAU. He was the director of guidance at LAU (2005-2010) responsible of student development and academic welfare. He became the executive director of outreach and civic engagement at LAU in 2010 until 2014 and is now the Assistant Vice President for Outreach and Civic Engagement and is responsible of a plethora of student leadership and civic engagement programs. He is also the program director of the Global Classrooms LAU Model United Nations (2005-present), of the Model Arab League Program (2011- present), and of the USAID University Scholarship Program (2010 – present). He is also the faculty advisor for the Harvard World Model United Nations (2003-2005) and (2014-2015). He gave more than 750 workshops to a wide audience ranging from youth associations to corporate employees in Lebanon and abroad about educational leadership, negotiations, emotional intelligence, team building and project management.

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