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Eliane Lakam is an undergraduate student in the College, class of 2018, majoring in justice and peace with a concentration in human rights, peacebuilding, and education for vulnerable and crisis-affected populations. She is also pursuing a minor in religion, ethics, and world affairs through the Berkley Center. Her current research explores the role of religion and education in countering violent extremism, conflict negotiation, and social justice. She has worked with Pax Christi International, a Catholic peace movement with 120 member organizations around the world. Lakam is passionate about co-creating communities that embody values such as unity, tolerance, forgiveness, and compassion. She is currently involved with D.C. Peace Team as a community organizer and trainer; in this capacity, Lakam travels across communities in the United States to provide mediation and peace education. At the Berkley Center, Lakam is a student fellow in the 2017-2018 Doyle Undergraduate Fellows program.