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Strategic Council

The Strategic Council met for the first time in May 1998. It is an advisory body that serves to provide support for the University, enable relationships with companies, help it spread in the Mediterranean basin and the region, and contribute to disseminating the Francophonie.

It is chaired by the Rector of USJ and is composed of a limited number of Lebanese, French, and Francophone members.

The Strategic Council meets at least twice a year, and its meetings are either preceded or followed by a lecture on the critical issues faced by Lebanon or the region. The lecture is delivered by a distinguished guest invited by the Rector.

Members of the USJ Strategic Council

Joseph Aoun
President of Northeastern UniveristyUnited States of America.

Samir Assaf
CEO of HSBC Global Banking and Markets- Lebanon.

Michel Barnier
Member of the European Parliament, European Commissioner for Internal Markets and Financial Services, Former Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Former Minister of Foreign AffairsFrance.

Hélène Carrère d’Encausse
Permanent Secretary of the French Academy (Académie française) - France.

R.F. Salim Daccache S.J.
Rector of USJ - Lebanon.

R.F. Victor Assouad S.J.
Adviser and Assistant of the Father-General for Western Europe and the Middle East – Rome

Walid Daouk
Former Minister of Information- Lebanon.

Joseph Deiss
Former Federal Councilor, Former President of the Swiss Confederation, President of the 65th Session of the United Nations General AssemblySwitzerland.

François-Xavier de Donnéa
Minister of State, Member of Parliament– Belgium.

Marwan Hamadé
Former Minister of Education, Deputy for ChoufLebanon.

Carla Edde
Vice-Rector for USJ International RelationsLebanon.

Dolla Karam Sarkis
Vice-Rector for Research- Lebanon.

Philippe Lagayette
Former Chairman and CEO, J.P. Morgan - France.

Amine Maalouf
Member of the French Academy (Académie française), Prix Goncourt in 1993 Lebanon.

Joseph Maila
Former Rector of the Catholic University of ParisFrance.

USJ Secretary-GeneralLebanon.

Tarek Mitri
Former Minister of InformationLebanon.

Nayla Moawad
Former Minister of Social Affairs - Lebanon.

Fady Geara
Vice-Rector of Administration of USJ - Lebanon.

Varouj Nerguizian
Director General of the Bank of SharjahUnited Arab Emirates.

Christian Philip
Former Rector of the Academy of Montpellier - France.

Jean-Pierre Raffarin
Former French Prime MinisterFrance.

Toufic Rizk
Vice-Rector for USJ Academic AffairsLebanon

Christian Makary
Director of the University Alumni AssociationLebanon.

Nasser Saidi
Former Minister of Economy and Trade, Former Minister of Industry, Former 1° Vice-Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon - Lebanon.

R.F. Salah Abou Jaoude S.J.
Vice-Rector of USJLebanon.

Bahige Tabbarah
Former Minister of Justice - Lebanon.


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