Global Institutions, Diplomacy and Justice

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Natalie Playford

Natalie Playford holds an Honours B.A. degree from King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario in Political Science. Her research interests include international monetary policy, global financial institutions, sustainable development, and the gendered dimensions of trade. During her undergraduate, Natalie has had the opportunity to further these interests by working as a research […]

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Mehnaz Hossain

Mehnaz Hossain

Mehnaz Hossain recently graduated magna cum laude from York University with a BA Honors in International Development Studies with specializations in Migration and Diaspora and, Politics, Governance and Policy. During her time at York, she developed an interest in the history and future of development practices and how that is being practiced currently within the

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Mackenzie White

Mackenzie White holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario. She completed a Double Major in Political Science, and in Social Justice & Peace Studies. She is also returning to King’s simultaneously during the 2021-2022 academic year to complete the recently developed Law and Public 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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Joseph De Sapio

Joseph De Sapio received his doctorate in history from the University of Oxford in 2011, and is the author of Modernity and Meaning in Victorian London (2014), as well as a variety of articles exploring nineteenth-century perceptions and dislocations of mobility and globalisation in a British imperial context.  Since 2013, De Sapio has taught at

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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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Felicia Clement

Felicia is a Ph.D. candidate in the Global Governance program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Her doctoral research examines how trust and mistrust effects refugees’ journeys and integration into their host communities. She hopes her work will provide essential insights into where refugees’ experiences of trust/mistrust stem from, how it influences their decision-making in

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