Yara Zgheib is a Fulbright scholar with a masters degree in security studies from Georgetown University and a PhD in international affairs in diplomacy from Centre D'études Diplomatiques et Stratégiques in Paris. She is fluent in English, Arabic, French and Spanish. Zgheib is a writer for several US and European magazines, including The Huffington Post, The Four Seasons Magazine, A Woman’s Paris, The Idea List and Holiday Magazine. She writes on culture, art, travel and philosophy on her blog, Aristotle at Afternoon Tea. Her book is "The Girls at 17 Swann Street."