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  • Cecile Abi Tayeh, Ph.D

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    Associate Chair of the College of Law

    Assistant Professor

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    College of Law

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    Department of Law

I joined Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University in Saudi Arabia as an Assistant Professor at the College of Law. I am also a Committee member and a Team Coach of the Jessup International Law Moot Court and the Arabic Moot Court. My humanitarian experience involves the United Nations, Governments, and Human Rights Conferences, seminars and speeches around the world.

I worked in normal and conflict zones, Government institutions, Embassies, and I co-chaired and spoked in UN and Governmental Conferences and seminars regarding the Litigation of International liability and compensation for environmental damage, the Settlements of disputes at World Trade Organization WTO, UN Women, Union for the Mediterranean, and the Refugee Crisis. Alongside my field work, I was and still a Research Associate at the Research Institute for European and American Studies.

I hold a Masters in International and European Law from Université Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III in France, and I hold a PHD in International Law from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece. I was recently accepted for a Post-Doc Research at UOA. I was the Community Center Project Manager at Solidarity Now/UNHCR for the first Community Center for migrants in Northern Greece, and responsible for all aspects of project management, programmatic & financial support to the Center, providing several services to immigrants, and managing more than 40 staff members. I also worked at the International Rescue Committee as a WPE/GBV Manager in NGR, acting as a Senior member as well as a Security Focal Point when it comes to evacuations, and as a Protection Referral Team Leader in the Greek Islands. I have worked at Doctors Without Borders MSF in conflict zones.

I was also employed at the Canadian Embassy to Lebanon in direct cooperation with the Canada Immigration and Citizenship CIC around the world, the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration. I also worked at the United Nations at the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities MOIM and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs MOFA in Lebanon. And finally I was the Detention Team Leader at Frontiers Ruwad Association and the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention UNWGAD.

PhD in International Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Master's Degree in Public International Law and European Law, Université Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III

BA in Law, Université La Sagesse

- The (Mis) framing of Arab Commercial Adjudication: The Sharīʿah, Political Contestation, and Due Process, AM Altamimi, C Abi Tayeh, Arab Law Quarterly 1 (aop), 1-33
- Le droit international et les personnes déplacées, Εθνικό και Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών (ΕΚΠΑ). Σχολή Νομικών, Οικονομικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών. Τμήμα Νομικής, C Abi Tayeh, 2018
- International Law and Displaced Persons, Middle East Studies, Research Institute for European and American Studies, RIEAS,  2015
- Immigration: The worst refugee crisis after World War II, Balkan Studies, Research Instiute for European and American Studies, RIEAS, 2015


ORCID: 0000-0003-3621-1240

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=lrljyZ0AAAAJ&hl=en