Lyna Comaty holds a Ph.D. in development studies from the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva. She is the author of Post-Conflict Transition in Lebanon: The Disappeared of the Civil War, published by Routledge in 2019. Comaty also lectures at the university level. Her research interests include political reform, peace building, and development. She is active politically and in civil society and regularly consults with local and international organizations. She is a founding member of the Act for the Disappeared nongovernmental organization and a member of the National Bloc Party. Diwan met with her in early September to discuss the wartime disappeared and how the postwar Lebanese state has dealt with their families.