Mahvish Zakaib

Mahvish Zakaib

Contributing Author

She graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. She earned her Master’s degree in Conflict Management and Resolution from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She was brought up in Lebanon and moved to the US for further education. She is interested in the Middle East and Southeast Asia and is quite familiar with the politics, history, and culture in those regions. Additionally, women’s issues and human rights have also been a focus for her. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, dancing and traveling.

She will be researching the Israel-Palestine Conflict.

 

Mary Marston

Mary Marston

Contributing Author

Mary Marston recently graduated from American University’s School of International Affairs. On campus, she was active in the Roosevelt Institute, other social justice-minded organizations, and wrote for STAND, the student-lead movement to end mass atrocities. Internationally, she’s studied the functions of civil society at the London School of Economics, worked with human rights organizations in Morocco and traveled to Myanmar to learn about the current political climate. As part of the Burmese diaspora, she is passionate about educating the public about and advocating for issues that affect the people of Myanmar. She currently contributes to the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy and works in the legal industry in Washington, DC. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in the field of international law.

Mary will be researching the Rohingya Conflict.

 

Michaela Downey

Michaela Downey

Contributing Author

Michaela is a rising final-year international relations student at American University, with concentrations in conflict resolution, global governance, and European studies. She is originally from Massachusetts and currently living in Washington, DC. Ireland and Northern Ireland have always been topics of particular interest to her, and she is very excited to have a chance to research and cover them in depth for a wide audience. In her free time, she enjoys writing, cooking, and traveling.

Michaela is researching the Northern Ireland Conflict.

John Collison

John Collison

Contributing Author

John Collison is a Political Science – International Relations major graduating in 2019 from UC San Diego. Since high school, foreign affairs has been his passion, and he is always trying to build on an expanding knowledge of today’s complicated state of international affairs, especially the many complex and bloody conflicts currently ongoing. He is an enthusiastic writer, a self-published novelist, and a recent Model UN competitor with three conferences under his belt! Above all, he is passionate about politics and making even the smallest difference in the world by spreading awareness about important subjects.

John will be researching the conflict in Yemen.

 

Andrew Shepherd

Andrew Shepherd

Contributing Author

Andrew Shepherd recently graduated from Patrick Henry College with a degree in National Security.  He is passionate about international relations and was the president and head delegate of the PHC Model United Nations team during his undergraduate years.  In 2016 Andrew led his delegation to achieve the top award of Outstanding Delegation at the New York National Model United Nations conference. While at PHC he also contributed as writer and editor for the school’s international affairs journal, The Intelligencer, contributing articles on a variety of topics including U.S.-Russia relations, the rise of global hacktivism, and the use of drug trade to fund terrorism.  Andrew is pursuing a graduate degree at Daniel Morgan Graduate School in Washington, D.C. where he will continue to explore international conflict.

Andrew will be covering part of the Syrian Conflict.

Elaine Shackleton

Elaine Shackleton

Contributing Author

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Kathryn Malone

Kathryn Malone

Social Media Intern

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