Karen Bernstein has 12 years of experience in the UN, nonprofits, government and private sector in Israel/OPT, Cambodia, Nepal, US, Ireland/Northern Ireland and South Sudan. Her work has consisted of conducting research and data analysis, as well as formulating policy in both post-conflict reconstruction and entrenched violent conflict contexts. At the UN, she worked with local government and civil society on the formation of socially-inclusive policies and conflict prevention measures. Her most recent job was the Political Advisor on the Middle East Peace Process to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Israel. She holds a MBA from Tel Aviv University and a MA and Mphil in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford which she attended under the Rotary World Peace Scholarship. During her MBA, she worked on a three-person team for Social Finance Israel to build a social impact bond focused on increasing the employment rate of the Arab minority within Israel.