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Jacob Ahearn

Jacob Ahearn graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours, Distinction) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) in 2020. While at Queen’s, Jacob primarily took courses in Canadian politics, global political economy, and macroeconomics. For his fourth year global political economy seminar, Jacob wrote a paper that used a Gramscian hegemonic analysis to …

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István Kéry

István earned an Honours Bachelor degree in Applied Economics and Global Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University, which provided academic grounding in a wide variety of political, economic, and social issues considered through interdisciplinary lenses. His academic and research interests are now focused on environmental public policies and the barriers communities encounter that prevent swift and …

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Ruth Farkas

Ruth Farkas received her BA in Political Science and Business at the University of Waterloo in 2019; then completed two semesters of a Masters in Atlantic Studies of History, Culture, and Society at the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany. Her interest in global governance and public policy was sparked during a co-op placement in Manila …

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Ty Sorensen

Ty Sorensen is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Global Governance Program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Political Science (concentration in International Relations) from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2021. While attending UBC, Ty worked on several …

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Nidhu Jagoda

Nidhu Jagoda is a recent graduate, holding a Master of Climate Change from the University of Waterloo, from where she also previously pursed a Bachelor of Science, Honors Environmental Science, specializing in Geoscience and a minoring in Biology. Her research interests lie in the nexus of global environmental and climate change governance, sustainable development policy …

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Laura Manners

Laura Manners is a student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in the Master of Arts in Global Governance program. She recently graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Environment, Resources and Sustainability with minors in Geography and Environmental Management and Urban Studies. She also graduted with a …

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Jacklyn Yee

Jacklyn Yee is a graduate student in the MA Global Governance program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She is deeply grateful to be learning as an uninvited guest on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Jacklyn received her BA International Relations with a minor in Gender, Race, Sexuality and …

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Emily Miller

Emily Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB. Emily completed a Double Honours in Human Rights and International Relations. Her undergraduate thesis examined Turkey’s and the EU’s response to the influx of Syrian refugees and the resulting 2016 EU-Turkey Deal. Her thesis analyzed the rights violations against Syrians seeking …

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Bushra Zaheer 2022

(Fathima) Bushra Zaheer

Bushra Zaheer (she/her) received her Honours Bachelor of Arts (co-op) degree specializing in International Development Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). She has a keen interest in environmental justice applied through furthering decolonial, Indigenous-led, migrant-sensitive climate policy. Through her co-op placement, she contributed to the application of Biocultural Community Protocols outlining the land …

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