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Marwan Abdallah

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EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts, Political science/International affairs, Lebanese American University, Byblos (July 2010) Lebanese Baccalaureate, General Science, Institut Pere Michel Khalife School, Rachana, Batroun (July 2006) WORK EXPERIENCE News Writer, NOWLebanon website, Sin el Fil, Beirut (December 2010 – present) • Monitor news about Lebanon and the region in English • Generate Arabic news tickers into English ones • Participates in formulating information backgrounds of current and previous political events and updates. • Website: Research Assistant/Intern, Lebanese Emigration Research Center, Notre Dame University-Louaizé (NDU), (October 2010-Present) • Researching the roles and proposals of the political parties and the civil societies in regard to out-of-country voting as part of a project over viewing out-of-country voting laws in the MENA region which is a joint project between LERC and The World Justice Project in Washington, D.C. • Monitor local and foreign newspapers and news portals on matters related to Lebanese migration, citizenship, immigration, and refugees. • Profile important emigrant personalities using published and electronic resources. Call Center International, Batroun, American Statistics Company, (Feb2010-June 2010) • Worked as an agent conducting surveys about quality and efficacy of products and services. • Telemarketing new products for interested households and small companies. Crepaway - Batroun Restaurant, (Jan 2007- June 2009) • I started as a food runner, got promoted to waiter then shift-leader position • Learned good Communication, Technical & Leadership skills. Volunteer work with Caritas Lebanon, (2005-present) • Participating in workshops with children from Lebanon, activities on human & children rights & civic engagement. V.P. for Batroun Youth Department. Volunteer work with the IDCT (LAU), (2008-2009) • The institute of Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation is an institute that deals with issues related to conflict resolution & peace, where we organized several workshops on conflicts and Human Rights. • I was a member of the Beirut Human Rights Festival organizing Team. WORKSHOPS & TRAININGS • MEPI Students Leaders Alumni Conference, Istanbul – Turkey, alumni conference for MEPI where we shared experiences and future projects for our communities. Three days in Istanbul.(Feb 2010) • “Sitting Ducks”, one day workshop on negotiation skills by Wynder Coaches.(2010) • Dubai International Air Show – Dubai, Five days work experience with the Emirates Flight Catering/Dubai, I supervised the UAE Armed Forces VIP Chalet.(Nov 2009) • Middle East Partnership Initiative, USA, a five weeks program with the US State Department where selected students engaged in leadership training in the USA. We traveled to six states & Washington DC.(July 2009) • Diplomacy as a Strategic Defense, Two days workshop where students from different political views discussed strategies for the Lebanese government to adapt in order to unite the Lebanese people on common interests.(May 2009) • LAU_MUN, Byblos, main duty to introduce high school students to the world of International Diplomacy; earning Leadership & Negotiation skills.(2009) • Conflict Resolution and Peace Building, Ten days summer workshop in LAU – Byblos where students learned conflict resolution and peace building skills.(Aug 2008) • Harvard World Model United Nations, Puebla, Mexico, Five days workshop, around 2000 students from all around the world participated in UN committees.(March 2008) • Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Achrafieh, Beirut, One month training in the Political directorate of the FA ministry, enhancing my knowledge about Diplomatic services.(Feb 2008) • Conflict Resolution and Identity in Lebanon, a two days workshop, organized by the Institute of Diplomacy and Conflict transformation (IDCT). (Jan 2008) PC SKILLS • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint…) MEMBERSHIPS & AWARDS • Member of the LAU delegation to the UN-ESCWA for Youth for Change (2010) • Winner of the “Torch Award” for exhibiting outstanding leadership in cooperation with others. • Chosen to address the LAU’s “Board of International Advisors” on behalf of the university students. • MEPI-Lebanon, Alumni Association. • Campus Student Council representative (Byblos).Elected on December 13th 2009 • President, Discovery club, Lebanese American University, Byblos. • Treasurer, International Affairs Club, Lebanese American University, Byblos. LANGUAGES • Arabic, English & French Speak fluently and read/write with high proficiency • Spanish Basics