H.E. Elias Bou Saab was named Minister of Education and Higher Education in Lebanon 2014. H.E , co-founded the American University in Dubai, and is the Executive Vice President of the AUD the first US accredited university in the Gulf and has overseen its development into one of the premier institutions higher education in the region.
In an effort to bridge the gap between the East and the West, H.E. created a scholarship program in President Clinton’s name to provide U.S. students the opportunity to study in the Middle East. These programs received great support from H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai.