Marie Lamensch is the project coordinator at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University. Born in Belgium, Marie has lived in Germany, France, Canada and the United Kingdom. After completing a bachelor’s degree in history (specialization in genocide studies) at Montreal’s Concordia University, Marie volunteered in Ghana and Rwanda for several months where she also conducted research on reconciliation. She has a master’s degree in conflict, security and development from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. She specialized in complex political emergencies, post-conflict reconciliation and women’s roles during conflicts.