Vartan Shadarevian is a second year law student at Harvard Law School. Vartan Shadarevian was a summer academic fellow at the law school and is an executive editor of the Harvard National Security Journal. Vartan is also Cofounder and Executive Director of the Aleph Policy Initiative, a non-profit research group that specializes in foreign policy and economic research and that has worked with the US, UK and Canadian governments. Prior to law school, Vartan worked as a researcher at the Sauder School of Business and the Liu Institute in Vancouver. Originally a Syrian Armenian, Vartan has lived in four different countries. Vartan holds an MA in Economics from UBC and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.