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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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Noor Afsar Mirza

Noor Afsar Mirza

Noor Mirza is a Master’s of Global Governance candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, in Waterloo Ontario. She did her B.A in Political Science and History (co-operative education) with a specialization in Global Governance and a French minor from the University of Waterloo. Her research interests relate to international relations in the Middle East …

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Ana Visan

Ana Visan

Ana Visan is a PhD student in Global Governance, with a focus on conflict and security. She is interested in how technology shapes forced migration and how it is used by various actors to influence mobility across border lines and within. Ana completed a Master’s degree in Global Migration at University College London, where her interest …

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Reid Morden

Reid Morden

As a member of Canada’s foreign service, Mr. Reid Morden CM, LLDserved In New York and Geneva in Canadian Missions to the United Nations bodies in those cities. He has also been posted to Pakistan and Japan. Later, Mr. Morden was Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet in the Privy Council Office serving as foreign affairs …

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Isabella Sellar Voll

Isabella Sellar Voll

Isabella is a doctoral candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, with a specialization in Global Justice and Human Rights. Her research interests are focused broadly on the topic of genocide, and more specifically involve examining normative perceptions surrounding the eventfulness of genocide, as well as perceptions related to genocidal endings. Isabella received a …

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Madeleine Pinard

Madeleine Pinard

Madeleine Pinard is a doctoral candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on creating environmental migration governance to mitigate human conflict. Madeleine Pinard completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto where she studied peace, conflict and justice studies. She then pursued a postgraduate certificate in …

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Jinelle Piereder

Jinelle Piereder

Jinelle Piereder is a PhD candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, specializing in conflict and security. Supervised by Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon, Jinelle works within the Ideological Conflict Project based at the Balsillie School, and focuses on ideological conflict within global governance and public policy-making. Using approaches and tools from complexity science, including Cognitive-Affective Mapping (CAM) …

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Jill Sinclair

Jill Sinclair

Jill Sinclair has been a member of Canada’s defence, international security and foreign policy community for most of her professional career. As part of the Strategic Joint Staff at the Dept of National Defence, she was appointed by the Chief of Defence Staff and Deputy Minister as Canada’s representative to the Ukraine Defence Reform Advisory …

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nathan funk

Nathan C. Funk

Nathan C. Funk, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College, the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario. His research and writing address religious and cultural dimensions of conflict and peacemaking, and focus especially on the Middle Eastern context, “Islamic-Western” identity conflict, local empowerment in international peacebuilding, …

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