Shoushan Keshishian is currently studying for a Masters in Post-war Recovery Studies at the University of York, UK, where she is an Al Tajir Scholar. She received a B.A. in Political Science/International Affairs with high distinction from the Lebanese American University. She has also studied at Sciences Po Paris and taken part in the Women's Leadership Institute organized by the U.S. Department of State. In the past year, she has been on the board of the International Association of Political Science Students and has interned at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. Her interests include development, peacebuilding, and context-sensitive conflict transformation.