Christine joined the “Hope for Children” CRC Policy Center in 2017 as the Coordinator of the Migration & Integration Unit, part of the Center’s Research and Development department.
Christine Shahbenderian’s academic background is in International Relations and Political Sciences. More specifically, she studied Political Sciences at the Warwick University in England (2011-2014), then obtained a Master’s Degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, (2014-2015).
Having started her professional career at the High Commission for the Republic of Cyprus in London, and subsequently, worked at the Secretariat of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, Christine has been extensively involved in security and policy-making for European affairs. Her experience with young people, migrants and refugees as well as various with humanitarian and social programs, was enriched by her work at the Future Worlds Center, the Red Cross, as well as at office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Cyprus.