Lauren Stricker is a senior at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service studying International Politics and Arab Studies. She spent a semester abroad at Sciences Po in Strasbourg, France. Lauren is interested in the relationship between gender and armed conflict and the importance of female empowerment in peacemaking and peacekeeping. Lauren has previously interned at Syria Relief and Development, on Capitol Hill, and in the Department of Defense. She is also currently working as a Research Assistant with the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown.
Will Yeldham is a second year Master’s candidate at Johns Hopkins SAIS focusing in Strategic Studies and Russian. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford. He’s interested in counter-terrorism particularly the impact of social media, art and societal narratives in radicalization and recruitment. Will has interned with Foreign Policy where he worked in the Analytics department on crisis simulations and spent the past summer working at the Terrorism Prevention Branch of UNODC in Vienna. His interests include running, singing, playing guitar and acting.
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