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Halyna Padalko

Halyna Padalko

Halyna Padalko (She/Her): worked in media communications in Ukraine for 9 years as the TV host of a socio-political talk show “The opposite view LIVE”, press officer of the Ukrainian Digital Transformation Institute, and Chief Communications Officer for the Ukrainian “Vivat” publishing house. In 2020 Halyna was elected a deputy of the Lutsk City Council.  …

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Tamer Ozsu

M. Tamer Özsu

M. Tamer Özsu is a University Professor of Computer Science at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science of the University of Waterloo where he holds a Cheriton Faculty Fellowship. He also holds a Distinguished Visiting Professor position at Tsinghua University. He is the Founding Director of Waterloo-Huawei Joint Innovation Laboratory since 2018. His …

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Igor Linkov

Igor Linkov

Dr. Igor Linkov is Senior Science and Technology Manager with the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), and Adjunct Professor with Carnegie Mellon University.  He develops methods and tools for measuring risk and resilience in interconnected networks and applies these tools to critical infrastructure, transportation, energy and cyber systems, supply chains and currently …

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Helena Shilomboleni

Helena Shilomboleni

Dr. Helena Shilomboleni is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environment (School of Environment Resources and Sustainability and the Department of Geography and Environmental Management) at the University of Waterloo. Her research and teaching areas of expertise are agriculture and food security, with a specialization working with small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. She has fieldwork …

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Justin Barnes

Justin Barnes

Justin Barnes is a PhD candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, a Research Fellow at the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (NAADSN), and Canada Fellow at Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI). Justin serves as Assistant Editor at the Arctic Yearbook (arcticyearbook.com), an annual interdisciplinary peer-reviewed volume focused on Arctic …

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Derya Cakir Demirhan

Derya Çakır Demirhan

Dr. Derya Çakır Demirhan is a lecturer at Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University in Turkey and a visiting scholar at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Wilfrid Laurier University. She completed her PhD at Hacettepe University in 2020 and her dissertation was on the impact of Syrians living under temporary protection to the national citizenship …

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Madison Lee

Madison Lee

Madison Lee (she/her) is a Ph.D. student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She also recognizes her position as a settler on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. She completed her BA at Wilfrid Laurier University and her MA at the University of Waterloo. Madison’s MA focused primarily on cryptocurrencies …

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Saad Hammadi

Saad Hammadi

Saad Hammadi is a Global Governance Fellow and a student of the Master of Arts in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo. He holds a Master of Development Studies degree from the BRAC University and a Bachelor of Social Science in Media Studies and Journalism from the University of …

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Kate Weaver

Catherine Weaver

Catherine (Kate) Weaver is Associate Dean and Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, where she also co-directs Innovations for Peace and Development and is a Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law.  Kate teaches and conducts research on global …

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Asha Harris

Asha Harris

A creative, detail-oriented, highly motivated community activist with over 15 years of experience in the violence against women/children sector working from an intersectional, gender-based, anti-racist,anti-oppressive framework. Much of my career has involved grassroots advocacy for children and their families as a frontline social worker as well as participation in numerous children’s rights activist groups and …

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