Professor Nabil Ayad, PhD - CV - Academic Positions Held

PROFESSOR NABIL AYAD MA PhD - CV - Academic Positions Held
Founder & Rector, London Academy of Diplomacy, University of East Anglia, London Campus;
Director for External Relations and Development;
Ambassadorial Role for University of East Anglia and INTO Universtiy Partenerships;
Supervisor of PhD Research Degrees - School of Political, Social, and International Studies (PSI)
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Academic Positions Held

Rector - London Academy of Diplomacy, University of East Anglia, London Campus (August 2010 - Present)

Director & Head - Diplomatic Academy of London Department (1st August 2008 - 23rd July 2010)
Course Leader, MA International Liason and Communication (February 2005 - July 2010)

This is the only Course of its kind in the world. Most candidates on the course are sponsored by the British Ministry of Defence. The course combines the study and analysis of diplomacy and international affairs with the skills required to communicate information across cultures. This involves enhancing students’ intercultural competence, information handling competence and ability to facilitate, represent and advocate between participants from countries worldwide.

Founder & Head - Department of Diplomacy & Applied Languages.
August 2000 - July 2008

The Department offered nine Masters Degrees and Post Graduate Diplomas in Diplomacy, Communication, Interpreting and Translation and in more than seventeen languages and ran a large number of consultancies and projects funded by governments and organisations, including the British Ministry of Defence, the British Council and the European Union [EU].

Course Leader - MA Diplomatic Studies.
October 1989 - July 2003

The Course is a blend of academic disciplines and professional training and development. It is designed to provide training, development and education in diplomacy, international security and the management of diplomatic missions to enable students to demonstrate professional knowledge and competence. It forms an appropriate foundation for achieving competence at higher levels of responsibility.

Founder & Director - University of Westminster Paris Centre
October 1999 - December 2002

Visiting Principal Lecturer, University of Birmingham, UK
October 1990 - June 1992

The Graduate School of International Studies; responsible for teaching the core course Diplomacy & Statecraft on the MA Degree of International Studies (Diplomacy).

Visiting Senior Lecturer, Centre of Applied Language Studies, Department of Linguistic Science, University of Reading.
October 1984 - June 1985

Visiting Professor, University of Salford, UK
1983 - 1984
Department of Modern Languages.
Director of Studies for the MA degrees in English / Arabic / English / Translation / Applied Linguistics; Director of studies for the MA degree in English /Arabic Interpretation.
Founder of the International Studies Unit (ISU), Faculty of Social Sciences and Arts (The ISU was based in Regent’s Park, Bedford College, London.)
Director of Studies for the MA degree in Diplomatic Studies and MPhil and PhD degrees in International Relations (ISU)

Visiting Senior Lecturer, University of Salford, UK
1982 – 1983
Department of Modern Languages and Department of Politics and Contemporary History.
Organised the University of Westminster-Salford University joint MSc programme for diplomats and overseas students resident in London.
Initiated and designed the syllabuses for the MA degrees in English / Arabic Translation, and Applied Linguistics and MA in Interpreting, Department of Modern Languages, University of Salford.

Senior Lecturer - University of Westminster
School of language
April 1979 - 1982
Lecturing on the Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Conference Interpretation Techniques.
Director for a special three-year postgraduate programme in interpreting and translation. (The course was organised for two groups of Iraqi translators and interpreters from the Ministry of Information.)

Visiting Lecturer, University of Westminster
School of Language
October 1978 – March 1979
Conference Interpreting Unit.