Non State Actors Program Intern
Aram Shabanian is an intern for the Non-State Actors Program in the Human Security Unit where he focuses on researching and analyzing violent far-right groups in the US, as well as the Islamic State Group and associated movements. He focuses on utilizing a mixture of traditional research methods with modern-day, technology-assisted open-source intelligence. Aram is from Canby, Oregon. After high school, he attended Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon before transferring eventually to The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. In late 2018 he was accepted to the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, where he went on to earn an MA in Non-Proliferation and Terrorism Studies, graduating in 2021.