Staff Camilla GrayCo-Editor-in-Chief Camilla is a second year Master of Theological Studies (MTS) candidate at Harvard Divinity School, with a focus in Islamic studies and the intersection of religion and humanitarianism. She also runs her own non-profit, Empowered Design, and previously worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC), and Oxfam. Josephine Koury Co-Editor-in-Chief Josie is a second year AM candidate at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Her research primarily focuses on national identity politics and conflict resolution in the Levant. Previously, she worked as a research assistant at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC. Ryan Zoellner Senior Associate Editor of Iraq and Levant Ryan is a second year MTS at the Divinity School concentrating in Islamic Studies and Arabic language. His area of focus is the Levant, specifically Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, where he served on the staff of Prime Minister Masrour Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government. He is particularly interested in the role of religious actors in consociational design and conflict management. Ryan graduated from Colgate University in 2020 with honors in Political Science and Philosophy of Religion. Zara Lal Senior Associate Editor of Foreign Policy and the Gulf Zara is a second-year AM candidate at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Her research primarily focuses on the Cold War, and the relationship between surveillance structures, the legacy of colonialism, crises of sovereignty, and authoritarianism. Zara is also interested in the intersection between international law and human rights, and the relationship between states and corporations in the Gulf. Robert Laxer Senior Staff Writer Robert is a second year MPP candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research focuses on economic policy, governance, and security, primarily in the Levant. Previously he worked for the London Stock Exchange Group and Generations for Peace. Christian Allard Senior Associate Editor of Regional Security and the Gulf Christian is a second year MPP candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School and is a graduate of the George Washington University where he studied Arabic and spent time learning about the regional diplomatic environment of the Levant while in Amman, Jordan. His research primarily focuses on regional security issues, with a specific emphasis on the Gulf countries and the Levant. More recently, he was an Army Infantry Officer and deployed to eastern Afghanistan throughout 2020. Aaron Boehm Senior Associate Editor of North Africa Aaron is a second-year AM candidate at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. He holds a degree in Arabic and History from the University of Edinburgh. His interests are primarily in the study social movements and questions of legitimacy in the Middle East, and his thesis focuses on the history of nation building through the lens of civil society in the Kingdom of Libya.