Evan Lisman is a third-year undergraduate at UC Berkeley majoring in Middle Eastern Studies. He is interested in historical and modern conflict in the region and the peace-building process. This summer, Evan studied conflict management at the Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya, Israel and completed a Persian language intensive in Istanbul, Turkey. On campus, Evan serves as a research assistant exploring behavioral psychology. He hopes to continue his studies of the Persian language and to incorporate these skills into his future research.