Elias Sadkni (IDHA 39) recently graduated from the University of Sussex with a Masters Degree in Conflict Security and Development. Elias wrote his dissertation on civil society and peacebuilding in Syria, examining how grassroot organizations can assist with and contribute to the peacebuilding process. Following his graduation, Elias was featured in two articles that describe his plans to return to Syria to continue his work with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) providing food and medical and psychosocial support for the internally displaced. Elias’ future plans also include creating his own peace initiative focused on healing the social rifts created by the war. Congratulations, Elias! Read the articles here and here.