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Laura Manners

Laura Manners is a student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in the Master of Arts in Global Governance program. She recently graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Environment, Resources and Sustainability with minors in Geography and Environmental Management and Urban Studies. She also graduted with a […]

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Joseph De Sapio

Joseph De Sapio received his doctorate in history from the University of Oxford in 2011, and is the author of Modernity and Meaning in Victorian London (2014), as well as a variety of articles exploring nineteenth-century perceptions and dislocations of mobility and globalisation in a British imperial context.  Since 2013, De Sapio has taught at

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Jacklyn Yee

Jacklyn Yee is a graduate student in the MA Global Governance program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She is deeply grateful to be learning as an uninvited guest on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Jacklyn received her BA International Relations with a minor in Gender, Race, Sexuality and

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Emily Miller

Emily Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB. Emily completed a Double Honours in Human Rights and International Relations. Her undergraduate thesis examined Turkey’s and the EU’s response to the influx of Syrian refugees and the resulting 2016 EU-Turkey Deal. Her thesis analyzed the rights violations against Syrians seeking

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Anya Johnson Poon

Anya Johnson Poon

Anya Johnson Poon is a Master of Global Governance candidate and Graduate Research Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She holds a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management with a Specialization in Development Studies from Carleton University. Her academic interests include: social policy, migration and mobilities, international development, international political economy, medical

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Alma Stafa

Alma Stafa is a recent graduate of Trent University holding a B.A.H. in International Development and Political Studies. She is currently a Global Governance M.A candidate at the Balsilie School of International Affairs. As an undergraduate student, Alma’s research interests primarily focused on gender, conflict, the Balkans, and refugees. In 2019, Alma attended the Kosovo

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(Fathima) Bushra Zaheer

Bushra Zaheer (she/her) received her Honours Bachelor of Arts (co-op) degree specializing in International Development Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). She has a keen interest in environmental justice applied through furthering decolonial, Indigenous-led, migrant-sensitive climate policy. Through her co-op placement, she contributed to the application of Biocultural Community Protocols outlining the land

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Felicia Clement

Felicia is a Ph.D. candidate in the Global Governance program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Her doctoral research examines how trust and mistrust effects refugees’ journeys and integration into their host communities. She hopes her work will provide essential insights into where refugees’ experiences of trust/mistrust stem from, how it influences their decision-making in

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Britney Raby

Britney Raby graduated with a Political Science degree from the University of Windsor. Long-term travel outside of North America early in her university career inspired her academic focus on International Relations topics. The courses that Britney took as a part of her undergraduate degree inspired her interest in broad topics related to global governance, from economics

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