Faten Ghosn received her BA and MA from the American University of Beirut, and her Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy and Faculty in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona, and holds the Melody S. Robidoux Foundation Fund professorship. A common theme running throughout her professional interests is the importance of the choice of strategy that is picked by actors to manage their conflicts and disagreements, how such strategies and policies are implemented, their effectiveness as well as their consequences. She has published in numerous academic and policy outlets. Her current research focuses on enemy images as obstacles to cooperation, ethics in fieldwork, forced migration, and transitional justice.