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Harry Deng

Harry is a PhD candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo. He completed his MA in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and his BA in History at Simon Fraser University. Harry’s research interests include international financial and monetary governance and developmental finance. His doctoral […]

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Noor Afsar Mirza

Noor Afsar Mirza

Noor Mirza is a Master’s of Global Governance candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, in Waterloo Ontario. She did her B.A in Political Science and History (co-operative education) with a specialization in Global Governance and a French minor from the University of Waterloo. Her research interests relate to international relations in the Middle East

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Misha Goforth

Misha Goforth

Misha Goforth holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo with a major in international development and a minor in environmental management. With a specialization in development practice and 4 years of experience working with NGOs, GAC and USAID-funded projects, and numerous public sector organizations in Mongolia, Misha has developed extensive skills

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Johanna Wilkes

Johanna Wilkes

Johanna Wilkes is a Ph.D. candidate in the Global Environmental Stream at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA). Interested in questions of international governance, public policy, and food systems, Johanna hopes to explore how international institutions tackle issues surrounding climate-resilient farming and sustainable futures. Johanna holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Food, Agriculture and

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Fred Gorbet

Frederick W. Gorbet, O.C.

Fred Gorbet has extensive experience in public policy advice and formulation, particularly with regard to financial institutions and energy policy. Following a 25-year career in the Canadian public service, where he served as Director of Long-Term Policy for the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, and as Deputy Minister of Finance for Canada, Mr. Gorbet

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Madeleine Pinard

Madeleine Pinard

Madeleine Pinard is a doctoral candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on creating environmental migration governance to mitigate human conflict. Madeleine Pinard completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto where she studied peace, conflict and justice studies. She then pursued a postgraduate certificate in

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Choyon Kumar Saha

Choyon Kumar Saha

Choyon Kumar Saha is a PhD candidate in Global Governance program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs through the University of Waterloo. His core research interests center on climate policy and politics, environmental policy and governance, and energy geopolitics. His doctoral research will explore the role of Least Developed Countries in tackling the climate crisis

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John Abraham

John Abraham

John Abraham is a political economist who has a background in environmental policy, social entrepreneurship and South Asian studies. His research and teaching interests include the relationship between economic policy and identity politics, international experiential learning and community based development. He has been a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Community Conservation Research Network and the Waterloo

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Roy Brouwer

Roy Brouwer

Roy Brouwer is Professor in the Department of Economics and Executive Director of the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute. He obtained his MSc degree in Agricultural Economics from Wageningen Agricultural University in the Netherlands and his PhD degree in Environmental Economics from the University of East Anglia in the UK. Before joining the University of Waterloo,

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Heather Whiteside

Heather Whiteside

Heather Whiteside is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo. Heather studies the political economy of the state. She is currently working on grant-funded projects related to colonial era joint-stock royal charter companies in British North America (SSHRC Insight Development Grant) and public enterprise solutions for post-pandemic recoveries (SSHRC Insight Grant). In 2020, she received an

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