BSIA Fellow

Lee Tiedrich

Lee Tiedrich is a widely recognized leader in artificial intelligence, data, and emerging technologies. She is a member of both the OECD and Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) AI expert groups and co-chairs both the GPAI Responsible AI Strategy for the Environment (RAISE) committee and the GPAI Intellectual Property Advisory Committee. With a degree in …

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Antonietta Raffaela Elia

Prof. Dr. Antonietta Elia, 2022 Finalist to the Pro Human Rights Prize, International Category (Madrid, Spain); 2021 Internationally Nominee to the Global Leadership Prize, Elliasson Tallberg Foundation; 2020 North South Prize of the Council of Europe as Member of the Mediterranean Network of Experts on Climate Change (MedECC); 2019 Former Candidate to the Italian Seat …

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Anna Purkey

Dr. Anna Purkey is an Associate Professor of Human Rights and the Director of the Human Rights Program at United College at the University of Waterloo. Her research employs an inter-disciplinary approach to examine international and domestic refugee law and policy, with a special emphasis on protracted refugee situations and themes of vulnerability, human capability, …

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Leah Jones-Crank

Leah Jones-Crank is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environment (School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability) at the University of Waterloo. As an interdisciplinary sustainability scholar, her research and teaching explores collaborative governance within the food-energy-water nexus for improved decision-making and for sustainable outcomes. She examines how such collaborative governance approaches can improve pathways …

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Leah Lawrence

Leah Lawrence is a recognized and award-winning leader of organizations focused on delivering social impact. As the president and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, she transformed the organization, making it a champion for young companies and providing over $1 billion to aspiring entrepreneurs focused on developing technologies to tackle the world’s largest sustainability challenges. …

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Blayne Haggart

Blayne Haggart

Blayne Haggart is an associate professor of political science at Brock University in St. Catharines and a senior fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo. His research focuses on the international political economy of knowledge, including intellectual property, and internet and data governance. He has written extensively for popular and academic …

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Natasha Tusikov

Natasha Tusikov

Natasha Tusikov is an associate professor in the Department of Social Science at York University in Toronto and a research fellow with the Justice and Technoscience Lab (JusTech Lab), School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at the Australian National University. Her research examines the intersection among law, crime, technology and regulation. Her research interests …

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Munur Sacit Herdem

Munur Sacit Herdem

Dr. Herdem currently works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Adiyaman University in Turkiye. Dr. Herdem`s research activities are in the fields of “Energy,” “Conceptual Design of Next-Generation Energy Conversion Systems,” and “Smart Energy Networks.” He received his Master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo under the supervision …

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Philipp Blechinger

Philipp Blechinger

Dr. Philipp Blechinger is an international expert in renewable energy and rural electrification. He holds a PhD in engineering from the TU Berlin. During his studies, he gained first working experiences in 2007 – 2008, working with consultancies in the field of renewable energy supply. He continued working as researcher at TU Berlin in the …

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Russell Kilbourn

Russell J. A. Kilbourn

Russell J. A. Kilbourn is Professor and Chair of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. Kilbourn publishes on memory, film, comparative studies, critical posthumanism, and postsecular cinema. His books include The Cinema of Paolo Sorrentino: Commitment to Style (Wallflower/Columbia UP, 2020), W.G. Sebald’s Postsecular Redemption: Catastrophe with Spectator (NWU Press, 2018), The …

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