People Categories: Global Institutions, Diplomacy and Justice

Saad Hammadi

Saad Hammadi

Saad Hammadi is a Global Governance Fellow and a student of the Master of Arts in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo. He holds a Master of Development Studies degree from the BRAC University and a Bachelor of Social Science in Media Studies and Journalism from the University of …

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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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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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James Orr

James Orr

James Orr is a PhD student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs through Wilfred Laurier University. His research focuses on the sociological legitimacy of the International Criminal Court throughout Africa. More broadly, he is interested in how international institutions with primarily Western foundations are perceived in the Global South. James completed a MA in …

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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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Alyssa Haskell

Alyssa Haskell

Alyssa Haskell is a graduate candidate in the Master of Arts in Global Governance program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. In 2022, she graduated from the University of Windsor with an  Honours Bachelor of Arts in International Relations & Development Studies with Thesis and Great Distinction. In addition to her major, Alyssa completed …

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Cassandra Ascenzi

Cassandra Ascenzi

Cassandra Ascenzi graduated from York University in June 2022 with a combined Honours Bachelor of Arts Political Science degree and Professional Certificate in Public Administration and Law. Prior to pursuing this program, she graduated from York University in June 2020 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Specialization in Honours Music degree. During her …

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