Karim Merhej is a researcher & writer at The Public Source. He trained as a political scientist and previously worked with the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut. You can find him on Twitter @karim_merhej.

Sintia Issa is an editor at The Public Source and writes about art, infrastructure, and neoliberalism in Lebanon. She is working toward a PhD in visual studies and a designated emphasis in feminist studies at the University of California Santa Cruz.