Benjamin Lutz is a PhD Student at the University of Winchester in the UK, focusing on the intersection of Religion, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding. He also the Director of Communications and Operations for Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) a global organization focusing on peacebuilding and mediation. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Bradford in the UK, where he focused on Middle Eastern peace processes through interfaith and interreligious dialogue efforts. He speaks Arabic and has spent much of his academic and personal careers living, researching, and engaging throughout the Middle East region. He also serves on the senior leadership team of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) as the Membership Director and Youth Summits Director.