Anton Attard is a graduate student who attends the University of Michigan’s School of Public Policy. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Political Science from the University of Michigan. Within the public policy field, his concentration is on Foreign Policy in the Middle East. He is the Global Peace and Security Intern. Anton is interning at AIDemocracy as part of the Center for Global Understanding, a branch off of The Washington Center Summer 2011 program. His background includes work on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Lebanon and several other countries in the Middle East. As the Global Peace and Security Intern, Anton wants to help bridge the gap between the Muslim-American community and the American Foreign Policy community. Before coming to AID, he interned at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding as a Research Assistant. Anton also gained experience in national and local elections while serving as a volunteer coordinator for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, Virg Bernero’s campaign for governor and several others. He resides in Michigan.