Mohamed K. Ghumrawi joined SIPA in 2013 and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in International Relations at Florida International University. He is also pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies. His research interests include Islamic studies, politics of the Middle East, conflict resolution, state formation, foreign policy, and security studies. Mr. Ghumrawi spent a year living in Amman, Jordan and has travelled to numerous countries throughout the Middle East. In addition to being an Academic, Mohamed is an activist, whose life and career have been driven by a passion for advocating human rights and interfaith dialogue.