Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC). His research broadly surrounds irregularized migration and the externalization of European border controls, with a particular focus on the acts of solidarity through the work of civil society Search and Rescue (SAR) operations. These research interests coalesce around the theoretical intersections between sovereignty, solidarity, forced migration […]

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Brandon Dickson

Brandon Dickson

Brandon Dickson is a PhD student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. His research focuses on the intersection of education, politics and history through memory and education programming in the wake of mass atrocities. His past research has focused on the contexts of post-genocide Rwanda and the transatlantic slave trade. Brandon has worked in

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Shawn O’Connor

Shawn O’Connor is from St. Marys in Southwestern Ontario. He holds a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management from Carleton University, where he specialized in Global Economic Relations and completed a Minor in Economics. Shawn was awarded the University Medal for graduating with the highest standing in his program. During his undergrad, Shawn focused

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Saya Soma

Saya Soma is a graduate student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, pursuing the Master of Arts in Global Governance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia (UBC), where she majored in Political Science and minored in International Relations. During her time at UBC, Saya’s research focused on immigration

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Sarah Thoutenhoofd

Sarah Thoutenhoofd

Sarah Thoutenhoofd is from Calgary, Alberta and completed her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta, majoring in Philosophy with an International Studies minor. During her undergraduate degree, Sarah participated in the University of Alberta’s co-operative program and attained a student position with the federal government in the Department of Public Safety. Sarah continued

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Oshish Ungras

Oshish Ungras

Oshish Ungras is a graduate student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in the Master of Arts in Global Governance program. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Global Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University. The interdisciplinary nature of her undergraduate degree allowed her to investigate various topics within global

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Nidhu Jagoda

Nidhu Jagoda is a recent graduate, holding a Master of Climate Change from the University of Waterloo, from where she also previously pursed a Bachelor of Science, Honors Environmental Science, specializing in Geoscience and a minoring in Biology. Her research interests lie in the nexus of global environmental and climate change governance, sustainable development policy

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Natalie Suzor

Natalie Suzor is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Global Governance program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. In 2021, Natalie graduated with distinction from the University of Windsor with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Development Studies, with Specializations in French Language and International Exchange. During her

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Natalie Playford

Natalie Playford holds an Honours B.A. degree from King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario in Political Science. Her research interests include international monetary policy, global financial institutions, sustainable development, and the gendered dimensions of trade. During her undergraduate, Natalie has had the opportunity to further these interests by working as a research

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