Christian is the co-founder of Warzone Initiatives and has served as the organization’s President and Director of Research since 2012. Under Christian’s leadership the organization has worked to address armed conflict involving non-state armed groups. They have pursued this end in Somalia, Gaza, Central African Republic, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and Colombia through initiatives including: humanitarian projects for displaced populations; stability programs for populations vulnerable to recruitment; conflict assessments; research projects; peace and reconciliation dialogues; and consultation of non-state armed groups, government agencies, and international organizations. Christian is a PhD student at the School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution (S-CAR) at George Mason University. Christian earned a Master of Science from S-CAR and a Bachelor of Arts in History from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).