Ziad El Sayegh

Executive Director

A researcher on the Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon and Peace Negotiations in the Middle East, on Syria Refugees, on Labor Policies and Social Protection. Steering Committee Advisory Member of the Lebanese – American Coordinating Committee (LACC) (2021 - …), the Lebanese – French Coordinating Committee (LFCC/CCLF) (2023 - …), the Lebanese – Canadians Coordinating Committee (CCLC) (2023 - …) and the Lebanese – Swiss Coordinating Committee (LSCC) (2023 - …). Expert – Member of the Political National Committee working on Palestinian Refugees’ issue at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers / (UNDP) (October 2016 – March 2022). He was a Senior Policy Fellow at the Issam Fares Institute – IFI/AUB (December 2019 - December 2020). Member of ACT Alliance Peace and Human Security Reference Group-Geneva (November 2019 – December 2020). Policy Advisor in Adyan Foundation (2017-2019). Senior National Policy and Communication Advisor to the Ministry of State for Displaced Affairs / (UNHCR) (February 2017 - January 2019). Coordinator of "Better Lebanon Initiative" (December 2016 - December 2020). Policies and Communication Advisor to the Middle East Council of Churches – MECC (Sept 2018 - Dec 2020). Member of the Strategic Committee at the Maronite Center for Documentation and Research - MCDR (Sept 2018 – Sept 2021). Policy and Communication Advisor for the President of the Lebanese – Palestinian Dialogue Committee in the Lebanese Presidency of the Council of Ministers / (UNDP) (2006 - 2009). He then was the Policy Advisor and Team Leader of Lebanese Minister of Labor (January 2010 - June 2011), and the National Policy Advisor to the International Labor Organization – (ILO) (September 2011 - June 2013). He was also a Strategies’ Communication Advisor for the Middle East Council of Churches, the Syndicate of teachers in Lebanon and the Health Establishment of the Druze Community. He has specialized studies in the Palestinian Refugees issue in Lebanon, Middle East Peace negotiations, Labor and social Protection issues, and Syria Displaced. He published several articles and lectures in Public Policies, as refugees, Christian – Muslim Dialogue, Religious Freedom, Arab thinking and Citizenship. Co-author of “We Choose Abundant Life: Christians in the Middle East: Towards Renewed Theological, Social, and Political Choices" (2021) and “October 17 Uprising: Squares and Testimonies” (Arab Center for Research and Policy Study 2022). Co-author of “Médiations et Migrations”, L’Harmattan, (2019),“The Religion Freedom with Civic-Religious Dialogue in Lebanon”, (Adyan Foundation / Dar Al Farabi 2017). He is publishing periodically in Annahar Newspaper and Jusur, he previously published in AlHayat, IciBeyrouth, ThisisBeirut and HounaLoubnan websites.