Research Clusters

Madjid Soltani

Madjid Soltani

Madjid Soltani is an Associate Professor at K. N. Toosi University of Technology and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo. He received his Ph.D from the University of Waterloo and his Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Soltani has collaborated actively with researchers in several disciplines of cancer biology, microfluidics, and artificial intelligence […]

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Sarah Nehme

Sarah Nehme

Sarah graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and International Relations. Throughout her studies, Sarah took a keen interest in examining the role trade and economics have on international relations and diplomacy. At the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Sarah hopes to learn more about the impact

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Alan Sovran

Alan Sovran is a policy and programs expert with diverse experience contributing to research, analyses, and interventions related to a variety of policy areas. This work includes preparing and delivering remarks on proposed digital media tariffs at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, participating in multi-disciplinary summits examining policy solutions to microplastics pollution in the

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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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Stephanie Rose Cortinovis

Stephanie Cortinovis is a PhD student in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Her research interests include global climate governance, low-carbon transitions, environmental ethics, and, most prominently, the implications of negative emissions technologies within those domains. In her PhD, she intends to apply strategies for decision-making under deep uncertainty to understand emerging

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Carissa Hubbard

Carissa Hubbard is Master of Arts candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. Throughout her undergraduate degree, Carissa had the opportunity to study and learn within a variety of disciplines including political science,

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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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Farzana Enam Rasna

Farzana is a student in the Master of International Public Policy program (MIPP) at the Balsillie School of International Affairs from Fall 2023. She graduated from Dhaka University with an Honours degree in Economics (Bachelor of Social Sciences, B.S.S.) followed by a master’s degree (master’s in social science, M.S.S.) in the same area. After her

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Adam Ladha

Adam Ladha is a Master of Arts in Global Governance candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Justice, Law & Order from McMaster University. During his studies at McMaster, he completed research focusing on global conflict and security, Canadian foreign

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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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Justin Myers

Justin is a graduate student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in the MAGG program. He graduated with highest distinction from McMaster University in 2023, receiving a combined Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics. During his undergraduate studies he sought learning opportunities at the intersection of his two majors, and explored

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