People Categories: Global Institutions, Diplomacy and Justice

Claudia Gallant

Claudia Gallant

Claudia Gallant 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 Western Ontario with an Honours Bachelor of Arts, Political Science. Throughout her undergraduate experience, Claudia had the opportunity to study and explore a variety of disciplines including …

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Serena Laverty

Serena Laverty

Serena Laverty 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 Arts (Honours) in Peace and Conflict Studies and Psychology. Throughout her undergraduate experience, Serena had the opportunity to study in a variety …

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Brandon Dickson

Brandon Dickson

Brandon Dickson is a PhD student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. His research focuses on the intersection of education, politics and history through memory and education programming in the wake of mass atrocities. His past research has focused on the contexts of post-genocide Rwanda and the transatlantic slave trade. Brandon has worked in …

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Abdiasis Issa

Abdiasis Issa

Abdiasis Issa is a PhD Candidate and Doctoral Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. His research interests include United Nations and African Union peace operations, regional security governance, security regionalism and the interplay of international and regional organizations in peacebuilding, managing conflict,  and global governance. His dissertation examines the United Nations-African Union strategic …

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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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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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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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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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