Wall of Fame

Antoine Habchi

Antoine Habchi was born on March 1, 1971 in Zouk Mikael – Kesserwan. Habchi is originally from the village of Zrarir in the district of Baalbeck-Hermel.

Educational Background
  • 2014: MA in Clinical Psychology, Balamand University – Thesis Status: Ongoing Topic (Collective memory in the Lebanese Political Speech)
  • 2000: PhD in Modern and Contemporary History, Paris IV University (Sorbonne) – USEK.
  • Topic: Hierarchy and the Ecclesiastical Districts of the Maronites in Modern Times.
  • 1997: The Didactic of Teaching, Paris IV University (Sorbonne).
  • Seminar of specialization and research on the order of the world in modern and contemporary history.
  • 1995: DES in History, The Holy Spirit University, of Kaslik (USEK) – Topic: The Establishment of Greater Lebanon (1918-1920).
  • Research based on opinion poll carried out by two international political bodies: The French Commissariat and The American Commission. (Permit Issue received).
  • 1995: MA in Sociology of Development, Lebanese University (Branch II) – Rabieh
    Topic: Socioeconomic Characteristics of a Rural Community in Urbanizing (Case Study: Deir Al Ahmar).
  • 1994: BA in Clinical Psychology, The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK)
  • 1993: MA in History, The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) Topic: European Construction from Origin till Today. Study on the Common Market within the EEC.
  • 1993: BA in Sociology, Lebanese University (Branch II) – Rabieh
    Emphasis: Sociology of Organizations
  • 1992: DEUG in Philosophy and Theology, The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK)

Work Experience
University Teaching:
Associate Professor at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon since 2007. Lecturer in several subject areas, including: the Lebanese political system, Islamic thought in the Arab World, organizational behavior, management, and human resource management.

Lecturer at the Saint Joseph University since 2015 in educational
sociology.

University professor at the following joint programs:
- HEC Montreal in collaboration with the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) on leadership and communication skills.
- Panthéon-Assas, Paris II University in collaboration with the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) on mastering HR tools.

Lecturer at the American University of Science and Technology (AUST), Achrafieh on the modern history of Lebanon and Western Civilizations (2008 – 2009).

Lecturer at Notre Dame University (NDU), Deir Al Qamar on ethics in conduct of business (2007 and 2008).

High School Teaching and Consultancy
Habchi worked in consultancy, training, teaching, and coordination since 1994 at several schools, of which:
Saints Coeurs (Sioufi – Baouchrieh – Beit Chabeb – Ain Najem); Saint Joseph – Aintoura; Zahrat Al Ihsan, Sacré Cœur –Gemmayze; Sainte Famille – Jounieh; The Modern Institute of Lebanon, Rosaire (Mansourieh – Byblos); Kortbawi Institute, Antonine School – Baabda; Notre Dame of Louaize School – Zouk Mosbeh; Carmelite – Raachin, Sœurs de la Charité – Ajaltoun; Sagesse (Achrafieh – Jdeideh); Technical Institute – Dekwaneh; Élysée – Hazmieh; and Freddy Attalah Institute – Koura.

Management of Educational Institutions:
Habchi worked as a director of Saint Francis School – Hamra- and
Notre Dame des Anges – Badaro (2006 – 2007).
Founded and managed the Licence Technique in Hotel Management at the Kortbawi Institute – Adma.

Personal Achievements:
  • 2015 – Present: Founder of Chainge Consulting: Habchi founded Chainge Consulting for training and consultancy, collaborating with several companies and organizations, such as Banque du Liban (BDL), the Association of Banks in Lebanon, and MetLife – Lion’s Agency.
  • 2011: Founder of the Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS): Habchi founded MEIRSS in 2011 as a major Lebanese think tank specialized in developing research papers and policy briefs pertaining to Middle Eastern political, economic, educational, and social issues.
  • 2009: Participated in MEPI Program with the United States Embassy in Lebanon under the title “Managing Electoral Reform : Roles of the Public Sector and Civil Society”.
  • 2000: Member of the Association of Researchers in Religious History.
  • 1996-1998: Member of the French Syndicate of Psychotherapists.
  • 1995: Participated in specialized research programs with MED.CAMPUS about the Development and Environment of the Mediterranean Basin in collaboration with the European Economic Community.

Political Career
  • 1986: Member of the Lebanese Forces Party.
  • 1988: Completed a military cadre training at the Bachir Gemayel Institute.
  • 1993: Member of a research group concerned with political thought with Mr. Antoine Najem.
  • 1994: Assistant to the president of the Elites Academy.
  • 1994-2005: Peaceful political activist during the Syrian hegemony.
  • August 7, 2001: Detained while lecturing a group of university students on the History of Lebanon.
  • 2005: Founded the Association of Teachers of the Lebanese Forces Party.
  • 2006: Founded the People’s University of the Lebanese Forces Party.
  • 2007: President of the Political Development Department of the Lebanese Forces Party, encompassing both the People’s University that aims at ensuring sustainable communication between activists and the political leadership, and the Cadres Political Academy in charge of training activists on political thought.
  • 2012: Assisted in developing the political manifesto of the Lebanese Forces Party.
  • 2017: Lebanese Forces Party candidate for the parliamentary elections for the Maronite seat in the Baalbeck-Hermel district.
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