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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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Wesley Wark

Wesley Wark

Wesley Wark is an expert on national security and intelligence issues, in both a Canadian and international context. He is a senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, in Waterloo, where he co-directed a major project on Canadian National Security Strategy. He is co-author of the CIGI special report, “Reimagining a Canadian National …

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Olivia Karp

Olivia Karp

Olivia Karp is a graduate student in the International Public Policy program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Prior to her acceptance into the program, she graduated from Ryerson University (now known as Toronto Metropolitan University) with an Honours degree in Political Science. Olivia has several work experiences in the NGO, non-profit, government and …

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Adwoa Konadu-Yiadom

Adwoa Konadu-Yiadom

Adwoa Konadu-Yiadom graduated from Christian Service University College, Kumasi-Ghana with an undergraduate degree in Communication Studies. After her bachelor’s degree, Adwoa has worked as a journalist for the past eight years as a radio and television host, producer, news anchor and reporter. She served in both private and public media organizations in Ghana including Ghana …

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Mayyu (Rahmat) Ali

Mayyu (Rahmat) Ali

Mayyu is a Rohingya poet, author, humanitarian worker and human rights activist. His Op-eds have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, the Guardians, Finanical Times, The Independent, Al-Jazeera, etc. He used to work for ACF, an International humanitarian organization in Rakhine State, Myanmar. In the refugee camps, Cox’s Bazar, he used …

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Michelle Ehinlaiye

Michelle Ehinlaiye

Michelle Ehinlaiye is a part of the 2022 – 2023 class of the Master of International Public Policy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She is a recent graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours role Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. During her time at Wilfrid Laurier, she developed a passion …

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Alessandro DiRaimo

Alessandro DiRaimo

Alessandro graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Global and International Studies, Honours, with a Specialization in Global Politics. While attending Carleton, Alessandro took an interest in examining the international political systems at play and the competition by states in positioning themselves on the global stage. Alessandro focused much of his interest on American …

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Frederick Okello

Fred Okello

Frederick Okello is a private development consultant on Sub-Saharan Africa. He advises development agencies operating in Africa on research, development and political issues. Frederick holds a BA Hons in international development, political science and philosophy from Saint Mary’s University in Nova Scotia. His research interests are in liberal internationalism, transnational justice systems, forced migration and …

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Ethan Ellsmere

Ethan Ellsmere

From walking the fence line of Gaza in the aftermath of Nakba day to talking with an ex-child soldier of the Khmer Rouge, Ethan Ellsmere continues to be fascinated in exploring international relations on a deeply personal level. Ethan has always been a passionate policy student – seeking to deconstruct the world of governance and …

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Joanne Joseph

Joanne Mary Joseph

Joanne Joseph is a recent graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor’s in Global Studies. She is an international student of Indian descent born in the UK, having lived most of her life in Dubai and currently residing in Canada to complete her Master’s education. Joanne has always been interested in the impact of …

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