Sam is a 22-year-old from Dublin, Ireland. He is in his final year of studying Politics, Philosophy, Sociology, and Economics in Trinity College Dublin. He has maintained a keen interest in ethnic violence and genocide studies. His field of expertise is the Middle East and his home country. His own research has focused on the role in which memory plays in justifying inter-ethnic animosity and violence. He is excited to embark on the next chapter in his life, which will take him to Paris to study International Security at Sciences Po. Outside of academia, he dedicates his time to activism with roles in the BDS movement and youth socialist organisations.