Samantha Lakin

Samantha Lakin is a Masters student at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. She holds a B.A. from Brandeis University in International and Global Studies, Politics, and French. Samantha was a Fulbright scholar to Switzerland in 2011-2012, a grantee with the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2009, and has worked on gender issues at the World Health Organization. She has presented original research at a number of international conferences, including the University of London, The International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, the Museum of Tolerance New York, and the International Society of Political Psychology. Her current research focuses on human security in post-conflict societies, looking at memorialization practices initiated by both states and victims, and the subsequent influence on policy decisions in transitional justice. This passion stems from her successful Fulbright year working with former refugees, documenting testimonies of child survivors of the Holocaust rescued to Switzerland during World War II.