We are glad to welcome Alexander Sacharow at our organization, who will be working with us until the end of the year. Alexander is a researcher and activist who worked among other things on conflict management and peace building with a particular focus on Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Middle East. His first encounter with CRISP was already in 2012 when he worked on a Nagorno-Karabakh dialogue project. This experience made a lasting impression on him and influenced his contributions to projects and initiatives he was involved at afterwards. He recently graduated in Public Policy and currently is a research associate at the Hertie School of Governance.