SEZA KIRISHDJIAN joined the IDC as the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Programme Officer in 2019. Prior to that, she worked in refugee protection and direct case management at the UNHCR within the Statelessness, Refugee Status Determination and Resettlement units in different countries in the MENA region including Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and Egypt.  As part of her work at the UNHCR, she worked directly with asylum seekers in detention and contributed towards the implementation of durable solutions.

Seza holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Haigazian University in Beirut and a Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Law with International Relations from the University of Kent in Canterbury. She is currently a Chevening scholar, studying towards her MSc in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Seza is currently based in London, United Kingdom.