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Trevor McCrisken

Trevor McCrisken

Trevor McCrisken’s research and teaching interests are in US foreign policy and US politics with a focus on the use of US military force, counterterrorism, national security policy and the ideational bases for US foreign policy. His current major research project focuses on the narratives constructed around the use of drones for ‘targeted killing’. He is …

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Philip Boyle

Sociology & Legal Studies
University of Waterloo

Mark Raymond

Mark Raymond

Mark Raymond is the Wick Cary Associate Professor of International Relations and the Director of the Cyber Governance and Policy Center at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of Social Practices of Rule-Making in World Politics (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019). His work appears in various academic journals including International Theory, the …

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Jacob Benjamin

Jacob is a Ph.D. student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the University of Waterloo, specializing in Conflict and Security. His research looks at intensifying strategic competition in the South China Sea and the Indo-Pacific more broadly. Jacob assesses the Indo-Pacific strategies of various countries, ranging from Vietnam, France, to Canada. Academically, Jacob …

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Kankshi Amin

Kankshi Amin is a recent honours graduate from Queen’s University with an undergraduate degree in sociology as well as a certificate in law from the faculty of law. Kankshi has several work experiences in charity and non-profit organizations which led to an interest in social aid and betterment. During her undergraduate career, she worked for …

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Larissa Varella

Larissa Varella holds a Master of Science’s Degree in Global Health from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from IBMEC-RJ (Brazil), both focusing on the influence of the securitization logic within post-2000 global policies for infectious disease control. Between her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Larissa has had the opportunity to …

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Fahd Shah

Fahd Shah completed his bachelor’s in arts at the University of Toronto in 2021. He chose to specialize in political science, and focused mainly on international relations, and political economy. Fahd studied the intricacies of political economy both through a theoretical, and practical lens. Fahd also thoroughly focused on the topic of labour, how a …

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Drake Kindred

Drake Kindred is a Master of Internatinal Public Policy Candidate specializing in Human Security and International Environmental Policy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Drake is a recent graduate from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts [Honours Double Major] in Political Science and Psychology. During his undergraduate studies he developed …

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Oliver Campbell

Oliver Campbell is a recent graduate from the University of Waterloo with an honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He has a specialization in International Relations and a minor in History and International Studies. During his time at the University of Waterloo Oliver focused on topics related to international relations, taking an interest …

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Chloé Currie

Chloé Currie graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Masters of Arts Honours in History in 2021. While gaining her undergraduate degree, Chloé developed an interest in race relations as well as global justice and human rights. Her undergraduate dissertation critiqued the United States Supreme Court with regards to public school desegregation in the …

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