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Michel P. Jazzar

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Michel P. Jazzar


 

Personal Data

Born in Lagos, Nigeria 23 September 1951

Married to Diah, PhD French literature, 3 children and 2 grand children

Doctor d’Etat in Dental surgery 1979, from Bordeaux, France and Oral implant technique 1998, from the Netherlands

Language Proficiency: Arabic, French and English.

 

Professional and Social Accomplishments

Dental and oral implant surgeon

International guest speaker at “Journeys of Implantology” – Nice – France, 2007

Elected twice as Municipality of Meziara council board 1998 and 2006, Mayor p.i 2003

District 2452 Governor Elect 2018-2019.

Honorary member at “Association Humanism and Human duties” Cahors-France, 1998

 

Rotary Activities

Member of Kesrouan Rotary Club, Lebanon

Rotarian since 1981, Past President 1989-90

Former member of Bordeaux Rotaract Club (1974-1979), President 1976-1977

 

Rotary International Representative to United Nations-ESCWA:

Has initiated the project ESCWA-Rotary Clubs of Lebanon, launching at ESCWA on 10th of October 2013

Publication of the UN-MDGs for Arabic countries–Edition 2011, updated for 2015. Distribution to almost 1000 Lebanese High Schools, to the Lebanese University and CSOs, in partnership with the Minister of Higher Education and Social Sciences Faculty at Lebanese University The publication content has been discussed at the “Arab book exhibition at Beirut” December 2013.

Guest speaker at United Nations during “Rotary-day at UN”, 2011

Team leader organization of “Rotary and UN session” at ESCWA-Beirut UN House -26 November 2005

Has attended, as RI President Representative, the 25th FAO Near East Regional Conference in Cairo 1-5 March 2008, and the 26th Ministerial Session for ESCWA –Beirut 17-19 May 2010

Networking and visits to ESCWA, UNDP, UNESCO, UN-Lebanon, European Union, UNICEF, WHO officers at Beirut, Jordan and Cairo

 

District, Foundation and International scales:

District 2452 Governor Elect 2018-2019

Founder Chairman of the Inter-Continent Committee USA-Lebanon/ Lebanese Section, 1997-2000.

ICC France-Lebanon founder member, Chairman, 1993-1996.

Has been involved in global committees “Extension of Rotary - Middle East and Mediterranean Countries” Committee, 2009-2011 and “Rotary Extension in Islamic Countries Subcommittee”, 2004-2005

 

Peace and Health area of focus activities:

“Rotary Peace Centers” international selection Committee member 2009 and 2010

Site biennial visitor to the Peace Center of Chulalongkorn, Bangkok, Thailand, 2011

Article on “Peace Centers” published in “Le Rotarien”, French magazine, 2011 and in “Rivista Rotary” Italian D. 2120 magazine, July 2011

Gave a statement on “Peace is possible” recorded for Rotary International.

RI has featured me in “The Rotarian” magazine as “Citizen of the World”, November 2014.

 

Gave the Polio statement on behalf the Rotary International, UNICEF video, 2016

Chairman Polio Conference for ME, Asia and Africa, Beirut 6th September 2015, 100.000US$ has been raised for PolioPlus Program

Representative of PolioPlus at “WHO Mediterranean Regional” meeting in Beirut, 22-23 October 2015, 26-27 January 2015 and 6-7 September 2014, in Amman, 25-26 April 2014.

3H-Health, Hunger and Humanity initiator project, Blood Bank of Zgharta-Zawié, 200.000$

Humanitarian Cadre technical expert in the field of health-dentistry, project in Uganda

 

 

Awards and Distinction:

Awarded “Leader Pioneer Award” by “the Rotary Leadership Institute, 2008

Awarded by Foundation Trustees “Regional Service Award for a Polio-free World”, 2016

Awarded by Foundation Trustees the “Citation for Meritorious Service”, 2015

Rotary Foundation Major Donor 2016

Rotary Foundation Benefactor–Peace Centers

Paul Harris Fellow PHF+9 for community club’s projects and PolioPlus support.

 

David-Jan Bosschaert

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David-Jan Bosschaert


 

David-Jan Bosschaert is a Belgian-Filipino young professional specialized in transatlantic security co-operation, European Union defense studies and energy policy. He currently works as Attaché at the Belgian Permanent Representation of Belgium to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria, where he specializes in Third Dimension issues including human rights, gender equality, election monitoring and rule of law. His previous positions include a tenure as Blue Book trainee at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), an internship at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) – a United Nations specialized agency based in London – and teaching projects held at the American University of Kuwait and at Kyunghee University (Seoul, Republic of Korea).

 

A recent graduate of the Advanced MA in International Relations and Diplomacy studies (College of Europe, Bruges), David-Jan obtained his MA in Law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven) majoring in International, European and Public Law. He also holds a BA in Law from KULeuven and a BA in History from the University of Namur, Belgium.

 

Among his broad range of extra-curricular activities his statute as co-founder of the Flemish Youth Parliament and his long-time engagement with the Belgian Youth Parliament were particularly memorable: the latter resulted in the project being award the Belgian Prince Philippe Fund award in 2012. He also was sent as an envoy to the Parlement Jeunesse de la Communauté française (PJCF) and the Parlement Jeunesse du Québec (PJQ) on behalf of both youth parliaments.

 

David-Jan also served as Belgian Youth ambassador during the Swiss and Serbian OSCE presidencies, where he was tasked with drafting the new OSCE Youth Action Plan along with his peers. He also headed the Young European Leadership EU delegation to the Y8 summit in London in 2013, where he signed on to the Y8 Communiqué. Among the other policy conferences he attended feature the Atlantic Council Future Leaders’ Summit 2014 (held at the NATO Summit in Wales), the Warsaw Security Forum New Security Leaders’ Program 2016 as well as the GlobSec Young Leaders’ Forum 2016 and 2017.

Having started Model United Nations under the wing of his university team (KULMUN) in 2011, David-Jan went from strength to strength, chairing conferences in Leuven, Poznan, Mostar, Paris, Riga, Karachi, London, York, Durham, Hamburg, Cluj-Napoca and numerous others. During his four-year run as a chair at both OxIMUN and CUIMUN (from 2013 to 2016) he was awarded the inaugural Oxbridge Chairing Award 2015 for his calm and diplomatic chairing style. He also won a Diplomacy Award at Harvard WorldMUN 2014 and was KULMUN’s faculty advisor during their equally successful participation in Harvard WorldMUN 2016. Having chaired at RGMUN 2014 in London, David-Jan is delighted to return to this yearly event in this year’s host city, Beirut.

Lina Shehayeb

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Lina Shehayeb


Ms. Lina Shehayeb is the Founder and Chair for “Gift of Life Lebanon”, which was set up in 2015.  She is serving as Rotary - President ICC USA- Lebanon from 2014 to 2017, and as President of Rotary Club of Aley, Lebanon in 2013 and 2014.

 

She is a lifelong humanitarian, businesswoman and entrepreneur. Her involvement in humanitarian work spans 30 years, working mostly with women and children.  She has collaborated with various NGOs, including Gift of Life, St. Jude, My Sister Place, Save The Children, Woman Inc., WFN, ADC, ADS, and more.

 

Ms. Shehayeb has over thirty years of work experience in sales, marketing and finance, having worked in various parts of the world, including New York City, France, Switzerland, the UK, Turkey, Egypt and Kuwait. Her experience has equipped her with invaluable insights into the world's major markets. 

 

Throughout her career, Ms Shehayeb held various positions including Product Manager for United Products in New York (1984-2003), Senior Vice President – Investments - in the Institutional International Accounts department of Prudential Financial (1990-2003) where she became the first Lebanese woman to physically be based on Wall Street, and Senior Consultant & Portfolio Manager for York Stockbrokers in New York (2003-2006).  In 2008, she founded a wholesale women’s accessories business based out of New York.

 

Ms. Shehayeb holds a Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design from the Lebanese American University (LAU) in Beirut, Lebanon. She also has a Marketing Certification from Concordia College in New York and a Finance Certification from New York University in New York.  She also has great appreciation for the arts.  She has attended the American Academy of Theatrical Arts, in New York and The New York Academy of Fine Arts, where she studied painting and sculpture under Master Bruno Lucchessi.

 

Ms. Shehayeb is fluent in English, French, and Arabic, and has working knowledge of Spanish and German.

 

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