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Fatma Alsefaou

Fatma Alsefaou

Fatma Alsefaou is a recent graduate, holding an Honours Bachelor of Arts (co-op), majoring in Political Science and Business. Through her co-op experience, she had the opportunity to work in various industries within the private sector, holding positions in research, Change Management, and analytics. Over a number of terms, Fatma served as the first Internal Director […]

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Adnan Ali

Adnan Ali

Adnan Ali recently graduated from the University of Waterloo with a 4-year Honours Political Science degree and a global governance specialization. During his undergrad, Adnan demonstrated a special interest for the discipline of philosophy by completing 12-courses which has enabled him to understand why it is the underpinning discipline of all disciplines. Adnan is deeply passionate

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Kristy Smith

Kristy Smith

Kristy Smith is a master’s student of the International Public Policy program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Before embarking on her master’s studies, Kristy spent eight years as a communications professional in various policy driven organizations — the most recent being the Centre for International Governance Innovation. In her career, she has had the

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Melanie Slimming

Melanie Slimming

Melanie Slimming recently graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a double major in Global Studies and Communications, with specializations in International Development and Media and Cultural Theory, respectively. As well as a research specialization, specific to her Global Studies degree. Melanie has several experiences pertaining to community development and leadership training facilitation through participating in a

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Oluwatobi ‘Tobi’ Ogundele

Oluwatobi ‘Tobi’ Ogundele

Tobi Ogundele completed her Masters in Economics degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in South Africa. Her research examined international migration theories and their relevance in explaining inter-African migration. Before that, she obtained Bachelor of Commerce and BSc (honours first class) degrees in Economics, specializing in human capital formation and the importance of health and

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Haily McKenzie

Haily McKenzie

Haily McKenzie received a Bachelor of Global Studies [Honors] with a research specialization, and double minor in History and French from Sir Wilfrid Laurier University in 2020. Haily also received a diploma in early childhood education in 2012, which led her to work for the Waterloo Region District School Board as an Early Childhood Educator for

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Patricia Masur

Patricia Masur

Patricia Masur graduated in 2018 from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. Early on in her undergraduate studies Patricia developed a keen interest in the militarisation of authority in post-conflict zones; with a research focus on gang violence in Latin America and post-conflict statebuilding in South Africa. Her undergraduate thesis

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Peter Lawler

Peter Lawler

Peter Lawler is a recent graduate from the University of Waterloo with a Master of Arts in Political Science. Peter completed a Master’s Research Paper highlighting the challenges of domestic U.S. counter-terrorism in addressing anti-government militia extremists. During his studies, Peter took a keen interest in Chinese political economy, global governance, conflict and security, and peacebuilding.

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Andrew Horne

Andrew Horne

Andrew Horne graduated in 2020 from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Arts [Honours] in Economics, and a double minor in Political Science and History. His interests while studying economics were focused on macroeconomics, international trade, and international finance. His other interests as an undergraduate included the study of public policy and political economy, specifically

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Joanna Hausen

Joanna Hausen

Joanna Hausen is an experienced development professional eager to explore the intersections of international public policy with environmental justice, social innovation and local economic development. She received a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in International Development [Honours] at the University of Waterloo with a Diploma of Environmental Assessment in 2018. During this time, she engaged with the

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