Dr. Elie Al-Hindy is the Executive Director of the “Adyan Foundation”, a non-governmental organization based in Beirut, Lebanon, promoting dialogue and cooperation between different religious groups to advance conflicts resolution, reconciliation, and peace-building. Prior, Dr. Al-Hindy served as Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the Notre Dame University-Louaize, where he has also been Chairperson of the Department of Government and International Relations. Former Director of the Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS), Dr. Al-Hindy has published extensively on subjects related to the MENA region and is a regular commentator in the media. Dr. Al-Hindy is co-founder of the Association Libanaise pour l’Éducation et la Formation (ALEF), and former President of its Board of Directors. He has a vast experience on a national and international level in training and consultancy on matters of human rights and youth participation, civil society and religious minorities, democracy and elections, conflicts management and peace education. He earned a PhD in Government and International Relations from the Sydney University, Australia, in addition to an MBA in International Affairs and Diplomacy, and two bachelor degrees in Political and Administrative Sciences, and International Affairs and Diplomacy, from the Notre Dame University-Louaize.