Christina Foerch Saab holds a Master Degree in Political Sciences and Spanish from the Free University of Berlin and has a certificate in Biography Work. In the year 2000 she moved from Berlin to Beirut where she has been working as filmmaker, journalist, and consultant for NGOs. She co-founded the Lebanese NGO Fighters for Peace, where she is in charge of programmes. She has specialised in issues such as the reintegration of former combatants, preventing violent extremism, the memory of the Lebanese civil war, media and peace education, and arms control in the Middle East. Foerch is a regular contributor to international expert workshops and speaks at conferences about the disengagement and reintegration processes of former combatants and former extremists, victims-perpetrators relations, societal healing processes in post-war settings and the importance of arms control in the MENA region.