— Natalie Larsen —
Natalie is a second-year undergraduate at the University of Chicago, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and a minor in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Following an academic track in Laws, Borders, and Security, Natalie focuses on international conflict and resolution. Natalie has been learning the Arabic language for two years and is involved with the UChicago Center for Middle Eastern Studies. On campus, Natalie is a co-chair of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Committee for the university’s high school Model United Nations conference and a board member of the UChicago Society for International Relations. With the Chicago Project on Security and Threats, she researches American Political Violence, examining the January 6th U.S. Capitol insurrectionists’ demographics and trials. Also, Natalie develops educational programming to inform the Chicago community about Arab civilizations, history, and scholarship for the OI Museum at the University of Chicago.