Johanna Mendelson Forman, PhD is an Adjunct Professor at American University’s School of International Service. She is also a Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center, heading the Food Security Program. Her frontline experience as a policymaker on conflict and stabilization efforts drove her interest in connecting the role of food in conflict, resulting in the creation of Conflict Cuisine®: An Introduction to War and Peace Around the Dinner Table. @conflictcuisine. A Consortium partner of the LIFE Project, she managed the gastrodiplomacy program to support Syrian refugees and the host community in Turkey, who are using food as a tool for social integration. She co-edited the LIFE Project cookbook: The Cuisine of LIFE: Recipes and Stories of the New Food Entrepreneurs of Turkey. Mendelson Forman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations a Dame of Les Dames d ’Escoffier.