Lana Ahmad is an MSc Candidate in Comparative Social Policy. Originally from Saudi Arabia, she read her undergraduate degree at King’s College London where she achieved a first-class honours BA degree in International Relations with a year studying at UCL’s Political Science Department and The Graduate Institute, Geneva (IHEID). For her undergraduate thesis, Lana focused on the effects of governmental policies on youth employment and labour market institutions in the Arab World. Her interest in policy has led her to work as a research assistant at Princess Nourah University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and nonprofit policy work at Refugees International Japan in Tokyo. At Oxford, Lana hopes to continue her research on the effects of intervention by international institutions on youth education to work trajectories and governmental policy in the Arab World.