Alexandra Asseily was witness to the pain of the civil war in Lebanon, Alexandra explored her own responsibility for war and for peace. She became a psychotherapist. She is a governor and founder of the Centre for Lebanese Studies, Oxford, a founding member of the Ara Pacis Initiative, and a former member of the Advisory Board of the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University. In 1998 Alexandra initiated Hadiqat-As-Samah, the Garden of Forgiveness, in downtown Beirut. She is actively involved in the Healing the Wounds of History worldwide.