Yulia Gershinkova

I have a background in international relations, women's rights, international migration and sustainable development. I am currently based in Moscow, but I studied in Jordan, Lebanon and Italy. I have recently completed an internship at UN ESCAP in Bangkok, Thailand. My interests include migration flows in North and Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe. I am looking at the trends and drivers that encourage people to migrate and the economic effects of migration on both sending and receiving countries.

Kawthar Karout

I have a background in energy and environmental engineering. I am based in Stockholm, Sweden but have also lived and studied in Lebanon and the Netherlands. My main interests are human rights, especially children’s and women’s rights, and cultural exchange.