Ohannes Geukjian is the acting chairperson of the department of Political Science and Public Administration (PSPA) at AUB. He is also assistant professor of comparative politics and conflict resolution. Dr. Geukjian received his BA and MA in international relations from AUB, and was awarded the PhD in peace studies from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom in 2005. DR. Geukjian has published three books: Ethnicity, Nationalism and Conflict in the South Caucasus: Nagorno-Karabakh and the Legacy of Soviet Nationalities Policy(London and New York, 2012); Negotiating Armenian-Azerbaijani Peace: Opportunities, Obstacles, Prospects (London and New York: 2014); and Lebanon after the Syrian Withdrawal: External Intervention, Power Sharing and Political Instability (London and New York: 2017). Also, he has published various articles in scholarly journals like Middle Eastern Studies, Middle East Journal, Nationalities Papers, and The Maghreb Review. His research interests include Nationalism, ethnic conflict, peace building and Middle East politics. Currently, Dr. Geukjian is working on a book length manuscript on Russian Intervention in the Middle East that will be published by McGill University Press.