Lebanese American University

Speakers

2013 program

Elie Samia

Elie Samia

Elie Samia has a 22 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 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 was also the faculty advisor for the Harvard World Model United Nations (2003-2005). Mr. Samia holds a BA and an MA degree in Political Sociology from the American University in Cairo and a DEA degree in Political Sociology from Saint Joseph University. He gave more than 200 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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