Staff Reilly BarryEditor in Chief Reilly is a second year AM candidate at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, focusing primarily on contemporary US-Turkish relations. Previously, she worked as the managing editor for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. Ghazi GhaziManaging Editor Ghazi is a first year AM candidate at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. His research primarily focuses on politics and development in the region, with a particular interest in Iraq and Turkey. Previously, he worked as the outreach editor of the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics. Mouhanad Al RifaySenior Staff Writer Mouhanad is a Syrian-American award-winning documentary filmmaker, humanitarian and human rights activist. He is a second year AM candidate at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, advancing his expertise in Middle-East-focused critical political and cultural commentary, with a broader interest in nonfiction and narrative writing. Mounir MahmalatManaging Editor for Political Economy and Security Mounir is a senior researcher at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, consultant for the World Bank, as well as a managing editor of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy. He holds a Ph.D. in political economy from Dublin City University and was a fellow at Harvard’s Department of Government. Joseph LeoneAssociate Editor of the Levant Joseph is a second year MPP student at the Harvard Kennedy School, focusing on human rights, conflict resolution, and social movements – particularly in Palestine and the Levant. Previously, he worked for the National Endowment for Democracy, Muftah Magazine, and the International Crisis Group. Xuechen WangAssociate Editor of the Gulf Xuechen is a first year AM candidate at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. She mainly focuses on socio-cultural anthropology of the Middle East with a special interest in political and linguistic normativities. Previously, she worked as an Arabic editor at Xinhua News Agency. Farrah Lynn EzzeddineStaff Writer Farrah Lynn is a master’s student in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. She focuses on refugee health and policy issues related to healthcare in conflict zones of the Middle East. She works as a research assistant with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative to examine the clinic and public health consequences of contemporary warfare in the MENA region. Michael Johns, Jr.Associate Editor of Regional Security & Iran Michael, a first-year MPP candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School, is a graduate of Cornell University, where he was president of the Cornell Political Union and a columnist for The Cornell Daily Sun. He has worked previously as a Middle East and North Africa research intern at the Heritage Foundation, a research and editorial intern at the Middle East Forum, and an intern in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. He has written on foreign policy and national security policy for The Hill, National Review, The Daily Signal and other national media. Gilad KabiloAssociate Editor of Military-Security & Israel Gilad is an MPA candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Most recently, Gilad worked with the former Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces developing Israeli national security strategy guidelines at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. His multifaceted background includes venture capital investments in East Asia, global issue advocacy campaigns and national security policy development, and he is a contributor to i24 News and the The Jerusalem Post. He is a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces Intelligence Corps and is an avid hiker, fisher and martial artist. Christina BouriStaff Writer Christina is a first-year AM candidate at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Her research primarily focuses on left and socialist movements in Iraq and the Levant in the past century. Christina is also interested in the intersection of human rights and international law in relation to the new, and ongoing, refugee crises in the Middle East. Sumaya MalasStaff Writer Sumaya is a first year AM candidate at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. In addition to working at the United Nations and as a field translator in Al-Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, Sumaya was a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow concentrating on issues of international security and arms control. Her research primarily focuses on fragile states in the region and analyzing conditions that precede conflict in order to pursue strategies of good governance.