Jasper Vaughn is a first-year M.A. student at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. He graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College with a degree in religion and minor in Arab studies, and received a research fellowship during his undergraduate work to study Palestinian Christian activism. Jasper has held several research, development, and programmatic positions for both international and domestic nonprofit organizations, including work in refugee resettlement, housing and homelessness, and health and education in conflict zones. At Yale, Jasper plans to focus on the intersection of religion, conflict, and peacebuilding. He is particularly interested in the role of religion and religious actors in conflict resolution and post-conflict development.