Matthew Khalkhali

Preventing Targeted Violence Program Intern

Matthew Khalkhali is a Preventing Targeted Violence intern at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University. A recent graduate of California State University Los Angeles with a B.A. in political science and a concentration in global studies, Matthew is pursuing a career in combatting transnational crimes such as human trafficking and targeted violence. He is applying to the international affairs and leadership master’s program at Arizona State University.

Prior to his work at the McCain Institute, Matthew worked at UNICEF and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. Having lived in Lyon, France for three years and studied at Lyon 2 University and Catholic University, Matthew is a fluent French speaker with a Diplôme Universitaire d’Études Françaises from the Université Lumière Lyon 2, Centre International d’Études Françaises and from the Université Catholique de Lyon, L’Institut de Langue et de Culture Françaises at the B2 level.