John Aroutiounian is a Yale University junior majoring in Ethics, Politics & Economics. His academic interests include foreign affairs, the philosophy of religion, and the history of welfare policy in Europe and the Americas. On campus, John is the Speaker of the Yale Political Union, one of the oldest collegiate debating societies in the United States. He is a columnist for the Yale Daily News and sits on the university's undergraduate funding committee. He has twice taught at Yale’s prestigious Young Global Scholars Program for gifted youth. He has worked for the Washington-based Armenian National Committee of America, the CATO Institute, the American Enterprise Institute, and the offices of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. He's also reported for TIME Magazine and worked for Cambridge University Press in New York, and he helped launch a Kentucky-based startup eco-friendly product distribution firm while working at a local environmental nonprofit. He now lives in New York City.