Dr. Elie Al Hindy

Associate Professor - College of Security and Global Studies
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  • Dr. Al-Hindy's expertise is intricately woven around the management of diversity, both in the political and cultural spheres. This specialized knowledge encompasses the nuanced influences of primary affiliations such as religion and ethnicity on the political conduct of diverse populations. On one hand, this expertise is linked to accommodative power-sharing political systems, inter-religious dialogue, and peacebuilding. On the other hand, it extends to countering violent extremism, addressing the weaponization of religion and security concerns, and effective conflict management.

    His research pursuits explore a range of topics, including Minorities and Identity Politics, Consociational Democracy, Inclusive Citizenship, Lebanese & Middle Eastern Studies, Electoral Engineering, Human Rights, Civil Society, Youth Participation, Religion and Politics, as well as Social Cohesion and Peace Education.

    Within the academic domain, Dr. Al-Hindy has held significant roles, serving as both Associate and Assistant Professor of Government and International Relations at Notre Dame University Louaize. Further contributing to the academic landscape, he served as a Scholar in Residence at Dayton University, Ohio, and shared his expertise as a Tutor of International Relations and Global Politics at the University of Sydney and Macquarie University.

    His academic journey culminated in a Ph.D. in Government and International Relations from the University of Sydney in 2009, with a thesis focused on "The Right of Self-Determination for Minorities."

    In the administrative and professional arena, Dr. Al-Hindy has showcased leadership through roles such as the Executive Director of the Adyan Foundation, Director of the Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies, and Chairperson of the Department of Government & International Relations at Notre Dame University Louaize. Additionally, he co-founded and presided over ALEF act for Human Rights and served as a Project Officer at the International Management and Training Institute in YMCA.

    Dr. Al-Hindy's affiliations are extensive, including his role as a Senior Expert at Adyan Foundation, Co-Founder & Board member of ALEF – act for human rights, Co-Founder & Board member of the International and Transitional Justice Resource Center, Board member of Dialogue for Life & Reconciliation, and participation in the Political Mentor Program for young political leaders with the Eduardo Frei Foundation - Robert Schuman Institute. He is also recognized as an alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) by the U.S. Department of State for the years 2021 and 2022.

Dr. David Meyer

Associate Professor, College of Security and Global Studies

prof-image Dr. David J. Meyer is Associate Professor of Security and Global Studies at AUE and is the program director for the Master of Arts in Diplomacy degree. In the past, he was Visiting Docent at Saratov State University in Saratov, Russia; Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Cedarville University in the USA; Associate Professor of Political Science at George Fox University in the USA; Associate Professor and Principal Lecturer in Government, History, International Studies, and Criminal Justice at Regent University in the USA, and Adjunct Professor at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Buena Vista University, and Arizona Christian University, all in the USA. His Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.A. in political science, majoring in comparative politics and minoring in international relations, are from Columbia University in the City of New York. He also has a Master of Science in Security and Intelligence from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. His specialties are security; intelligence; global studies; causes of war; terrorism & counterterrorism; ethnic, racial, and religious conflict; diplomacy; negotiations; the Middle East; Africa; Eastern Europe; and the Former Soviet Union. He has two peer-reviewed book chapters published, as well as two peer-reviewed journal articles. He has also appeared in person or via telephone approximately 20 times in US immigration courts in many US states as an expert witness concerning human rights violations and the persecution of ethnic, religious, and racial minorities in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Dr. Meyer has been a research paper presenter, panel chairman, and paper discussant at dozens of international academic conferences and has been interviewed as an authority on politics approximately 60 times by newspapers, radio shows, and television news programs in both the US and Russia. He is a member of the American Political Science Association, the Association for the Study of Nationalities, the International Political Science Association, and the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa. He has been Director of the Major and Minor in International Studies at Regent University; Director of the Minor in Homeland and International Security at Regent University; Fellow of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s Lehrman American Studies Institute in partnership with the Princeton University James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions; and Academic Fellow of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society and the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society.


Prof. Chahine A. Ghais

Professor / Dean

Prof. Dusko Tomic

Professor / Program Director - Security And Strategic Studies

Dr. Eldar Šaljić

Associate Professor / Program Director - Security Studies And Information Analysis

Dr. Nahla Hamdan

Assistant Professor / Program Director - Master of Arts and Diplomacy

Prof. Gerasimos Rodotheatos

Dr. Gerasimos Rodotheatos

Assistant Professor / Department Chair - BA In Security And Strategic Studies

Dr. David Meyer

Associate Professor

Dr.Elie Al Hindy

Associate Professor

Dr. Kleanthis Kyriakidis

Assistant Professor

Dr. Shishir Upadhyaya

Assistant Professor

Dr. Carlotta Rodriquez

Assistant Professor