Eliane Fersan

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Personal information

Title: 
President, Director, Specialist, Lecturer, Historian

Contact information (private)

Address: 
301, Zouk Mikaël, Kesserwan, Mount Lebanon
Country: 
Lebanon
Fax: 
961 9 925778
Mobile phone: 
961 3 535329
Personal email address: 
ellefersan@gmail.com

Contact information (work)

Work email address: 
efersan@ldu-lb.org

Social Media

Twitter: 
@ellefersan

Education

Master's degree (D.E.A), History (focus on Migration), 2006, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK).
Bachelor degree, History, 2003, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK).

Areas of Expertise

History & Migration
Governance
Education
Activism & Volunteerism
Youth & Development
Culture
Non-Governmental Organizations
Languages: 
Arabic
English
French
Spanish

Work history

Advisor, 2015-present, Youth and Culture Center (YCC) – Zouk Mikaël.

President, 2008-present, Lebanon Development Union (LDU).

Editor, 2005–present, Anwale Magazine.

Program Manager, 2009-2014, Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), US Embassy, Lebanon.

Director, 2008-2014, Youth and Culture Center (YCC) – Zouk Mikaël.

History Instructor, 2008-2012, American University of Science and Technology (AUST).

Assistant Secretary General, 2005-2008, General Secretariat of Catholic Schools in Lebanon.

Protocol Officer, 2002–2004, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Youth and Sports, Association Libanaise des Bénévoles.

Honorary office and memberships

Founding & Board member of the Lebanon Development Union (LDU), 2008-present.

Founding member of the Lebanese Association of Volunteers, 2002-present.

Research Affiliate at the Lebanese Emigration Research Center (LERC), 2003-2012.

Productions

Publications highlights: 

Fersan, E. (2010, April). Syro-Lebanese Migration (1880-Present): Push and Pull Factors. Viewpoints (Special Edition, Migration and the Mashreq), 13 - 17. Wachington DC: University of Washington. http://elianefersan.com/2012/09/09/article-2/

Fersan, E. (2008). Os imigrantes Sírio-libaneses no Brasil entre 1920 e 1926: Percepção do corpo consular Francês [The Syrian-Lebanese immigrants in Brazil between 1920 and 1926: Perception of the French diplomatic body]. In B. Vitar et al. Os Árabes E Suas Américas , (pp. 63 – 97). Brazil: Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS). http://elianefersan.com/2012/09/28/article-3/

Exhibitions, Lectures, & Performances: 

Lectures/ papers presented:
- Brain Drain as an Expanding Lebanese Reality, at the American University for Science and Technology (AUST), Beirut, May 2008.
- The Syro-Lebanese Immigrants into the United States of America 1920 – 1931: Perception of the French Diplomatic Body, Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) annual conference, November 18 – 21, Boston, 2006.
- Les immigrés Syro-Libanais au Brésil de 1920 à 1926, Perception du Corps Consulaire Français (in French), International Conference on Arab Immigration in the Americas, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Corumba, M.S., Brazil, September 28 – October 1st, 2005.

Awards and Distinctions

Mission Honor Award, Department of State – USA, US Embassy, Beirut, October 2014.

Laureate of the MENA Women Leaders Influentials Program Fellowship, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, October 2014.

Featured among the top 40 Lebanese Female Role Models in the UNESCO Career Guidance from Grassroots, 2013.

MEPI Lebanon Alumni Association Community Ambassador Award, November 2013.

Mission Honor Award, Department of State – USA, US Embassy, Beirut, October 2013.

Meritorious Honor Award, Department of State - USA, US Embassy, Beirut, December 2012.

Benjamin Franklin Award, Department of State - USA, US Embassy, Beirut, January 2012.

Meritorious Honor Award, Department of State - USA, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, December 2010.

Recognition Award from former First Lady Mrs. Andrée Lahoud for contributing to the success of Arab 1st Ladies Summit: Arab Women and the Armed Conflicts, 2004.

Recognition Award from the Minister of Culture for contributing to the success of the 9th Francophone Summit, 2002.