Elie Al-Hindy is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law and Political Science, at Notre Dame University – Louaize, Lebanon (NDU), and served previously as the Chairperson of the department of Government and International Relations (2011-2015). He earned his PhD (2009) in Government and International Relations from the University of Sydney – Australia on the topic of “The Right of Self Determination for Minorities: An Arab Perspective”. He has an MBA in International Affairs and Diplomacy from the NDU with a thesis on “The Holy See Diplomacy in Lebanon: Challenges and Endurance”. He has two bachelor degrees in Political and Administrative Sciences from the Lebanese University (2000) and in International Affairs and Diplomacy from NDU (1998). Dr. Al Hindy’s previous work experience include the International Management and Training Institute (a division of the YMCA) in BUNIAN: a project on “Good Governance and Participation in Public Issues” (2002-2004); tutoring (2005-2009) in the University of Sydney and Macquarie University. Dr. Al-Hindy is an active member, trainer and consultant in many civil society organizations in Lebanon and Australia. He has been also a human rights advocate for more than 15 years. Current and future research interests of Dr. Al Hindy include: Minorities, Consociational Democracy, Lebanese & Middle Eastern Studies, Electoral Engineering, Human Rights, Youth Participation, Religion and Politics, and Peace Education.