Claire Schweitzer is a senior at Columbia College studying Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies. Her academic interests include welfare state regimes, religion and politics, gender in the Islamic World, Latin American geopolitics, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At Columbia, she is an avid member of the debate team, the Woman’s Wrestling Team, the Blue and White Magazine, and the Political Review. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, reading, and eating. She speaks fluent Hebrew and Spanish and is proficient in Arabic.