Yulia Shalomov (Washington, D.C.) is an associate director for the N7 Initiative with Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs, where she supports the center’s programmatic work on Israel and regional normalization. Prior to joining the Council, Yulia contributed to policy research and multilateral advocacy in peace and security issues at the International Crisis Group and International Peace Institute. She has also worked extensively in the social sector on human and minority rights issues and civil society engagement. This includes a specific focus on gender equality and parity in women’s political representation. Yulia is a graduate of the University of Chicago’s data and evidence-based program in International Development and Policy at the Harris School of Public Policy. She also holds a degree in International Affairs, with a concentration on International Law and Organizations and Conflict Resolution, from the George Washington University.