Professor Elie Samia has a 27-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 of political science and sociology at LAU. He was the director of guidance at LAU (2005-2010) responsible for 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. He is responsible for a plethora of student leadership and civic engagement programs.
Samia is the program director of the Global Classrooms LAU Model United Nations (2005-present), of the Model Arab League Program (2011- present) of the Model European Union Program (2015-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-present).
He has given more than 700 workshops to a wide audience ranging from youth associations to corporate employees in Lebanon and abroad about educational leadership, negotiations, creative business development, building motivation, civic engagement, and project management.
- DEA in Political Sociology from Saint Joseph University, Lebanon
- BA and an MA in Political Sociology from the American University in Cairo
Executive Director of Outreach and Civic Engagement & Director of USAP/USAID