I received my BA and MA from the American University of Beirut, and my Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University. My research and teaching interests focus on the interaction of adversaries, be they conflictual or cooperative, as well as the consequences of such interactions. I have given numerous lectures over the years on conflict and negotiations in the Middle East to various religious and political community groups and have also lectured and given talks at the US Army War College. I was invited by the United Nations Leadership Institute to give a presentation on the obstacles to peace in Lebanon at their International Conference that was held in Jordan. I have published in numerous academic and policy outlets. My current research focuses on enemy images as obstacles to cooperation, ethics in fieldwork, forced migration, and transitional justice.