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Samuel Taylor

Samuel Taylor is a master’s student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in the Master of Arts in Global Governance program. He recently graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, with a Concentration in Global Economic Relations and a Minor in History. Throughout his undergraduate experience, Samuel has …

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Alexia Phillips

Alexia Phillips is a dedicated graduate student in the International Public Policy program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She recently graduated with honours from Wilfrid Laurier University, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Global Studies, with a concentration in International Development and the International Policy Option. During her academic journey, Alexia has demonstrated …

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Christy Lorenz

Christy Lorenz graduated in 2022 with First Class distinction from Glendon College, York University, earning a bilingual Honours International Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Communications. She spent the last six months of her degree studying abroad at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, where she honed her understanding of international politics, soaked …

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Grace Mamie Kargobai

Grace Mamie Kargobai is a policy enthusiast and an aspiring author with an innate passion for life, environmental sustainability, fashion, and women’s empowerment. She currently holds key technical leadership roles with the Government of Sierra Leone as the Head of Delivery at the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education and the Executive Assistant to …

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Khai Phan

Khai Phan recently graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. During his time there, he developed an interest in public policy, specifically in the international economy and its impact on Canadians. He is particularly intrigued by the recent exponential increase in natural disasters and their …

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Olubunmi Onilude

Olubunmi Onilude holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Law and Diplomacy (honours) from Babcock University in Ogun state, Nigeria. She is also a graduate student of the 2023/2024 Master of International Public Policy program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Olubunmi’s ambitions reflect a holistic dynamic to global development that leverages international …

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Rachael Vriezen

Rachael Vriezen is a PhD student in the Global Governance program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Her doctoral dissertation will focus on the effects of climate change on the global agrifood industry and the resultant implications for food security. Rachael’s other research interests include evidence synthesis, research quality, consumer food choices and food …

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Zijie Zhang

Zijie Zhang is a student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in the Master of International Public Policy program. His research interests center around the constructive role of middle powers like Canada in establishing new norms in the Indo-Pacific in the fields of global governance. He received his doctoral degree in International Relations from …

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Madison Lee

Madison Lee

Madison Lee (she/her) is a Ph.D. student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She also recognizes her position as a settler on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. She completed her BA at Wilfrid Laurier University and her MA at the University of Waterloo. Madison’s MA focused primarily on cryptocurrencies …

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Kate Weaver

Catherine Weaver

Catherine (Kate) Weaver is Associate Dean and Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, where she also co-directs Innovations for Peace and Development and is a Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law.  Kate teaches and conducts research on global …

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