Esaba Hoque is a Research Assistant at the Fund for Peace, and currently completing her M.A. in International Relations at the Maxwell School in Syracuse University, with a specialization in Peace, Security, and Conflict. Prior to joining FFP, Esaba worked for the World Food Programme in Geneva, Switzerland focusing on inter-agency affairs and the nexus between humanitarian and development work in protracted crises. For her Bachelor’s, Esaba completed her degree in Political Science, with minors in International Studies and Gender Studies. Esaba is interested in conflict within the context of humanitarian and development work, and how partnerships among various sectors could improve conflict mitigation.