Orna Braun-Lewensohn is a senior lecturer and the head of the Conflict Resolution and Conflict Management programme at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Israel). She received her PhD at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels. Her major research interests include mental health outcomes and coping during or following exposure to violent political events. Orna focused in her research on personal as well as communal coping resources in different cultural groups. Based on her research she has published in various journals.