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Areas of expertise include social change, work and inequality, and gender and science.
Mediation, alternative dispute resolution, conflict resolution, Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Gabrielle Davis, Student Associate
Gabrielle Davis is a Student Associate of the University of Massachusetts Lowell Middle East Center for Peace, Development, and Culture. Receiving her Bachelor’s degree from the UMass Lowell Peace and Conflict Studies program in 2015, she is continuing on into the Peace and Conflict Studies graduate program. While her academic focus has been centered on Israel and positive peace, other interests include identity development and its effect on leadership; community building and collective impact; and the importance of dialogue in societies. In addition to being a student, Gabrielle is passionate about volunteering to bring people together to make lasting social change and creative avenues of expression.
Gregory Aftandilian, Associate
Gregory is an independent consultant and university lecturer on Middle East politics and is currently an Associate at the Middle East Center here on campus. He worked for 21 years for the U.S. Government in such capacities as Middle East analyst at the State Department, professional staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and foreign policy fellow to Senator Edward Kennedy. He received the State Department's Superior Honor Award for his analytical work on Egypt, and is the author of Egypt's Bid for Arab Leadership: Implications for U.S. Policy and "Looking Forward: An Integrated Strategy for Supporting Democracy and Human Rights in Egypt.