Nicholas Harrelson is a third year Master of Divinity student at Duke Divinity School. His research sits at the intersection of conflict, religion, and immigration policy. He specifically hopes to investigate the effect of conflict in the Middle East on immigration patterns of Christian and Muslim men and women to the United States, with a particular focus on former Coalition translators and allies. Nicholas attended Virginia Military Institute (VMI) for his undergraduate education and received a Master of Arts in Diplomacy with a concentration in International Conflict Resolution from Norwich University. He is a combat wounded veteran of the Iraq War and, prior to joining the Divinity School, he served as a Staff Assistant to United States Senator Mark R. Warner, focusing on Department of Veterans Affairs casework. He is a postulant for Holy Orders in the Anglican Catholic Church.