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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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Ethan Ellsmere

Ethan Ellsmere

From walking the fence line of Gaza in the aftermath of Nakba day to talking with an ex-child soldier of the Khmer Rouge, Ethan Ellsmere continues to be fascinated in exploring international relations on a deeply personal level. Ethan has always been a passionate policy student – seeking to deconstruct the world of governance and …

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Joanne Joseph

Joanne Mary Joseph

Joanne Joseph is a recent graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor’s in Global Studies. She is an international student of Indian descent born in the UK, having lived most of her life in Dubai and currently residing in Canada to complete her Master’s education. Joanne has always been interested in the impact of …

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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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Mallory Haggith

Mallory Haggith

Mallory Haggith is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Global Governance program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She holds a Bachelor of Global and International Studies degree from Carleton University, where she specialized in Global Law and Social Justice. Her research interests include security, strategic studies, conflict, post-conflict, and peacebuilding. …

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Karson Simpson

Karson Simpson

Karson Simpson (she/her) is a Master of Arts candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, affiliated with the University of Waterloo. A recent graduate from the University of Toronto, Karson earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science degree, graduating with distinction with a double major in Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies …

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Anjali Patel

Anjali Karishma Patel

Anjali Karishma Patel is a recent graduate from the University of Warwick in the UK. She possesses both an MA in International Relations and a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the university. As an undergraduate student, Anjali was able to forge links between the state of international affairs with World Literature which encouraged her …

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Paige Martin

Paige Martin

Paige Martin is a student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in the Masters of Arts in Global Governance Program. She recently graduated from the University of Calgary with Distinction in Political Science and a minor in Security Studies. Throughout her undergraduate degree, Paige had the opportunity to study in a variety of disciplines …

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Jennifer Jaeger

Jennifer Jaeger

Jennifer Jaeger graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2020 receiving a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Honours International Development – Practice Specialization (Dean’s Honours List) with a minor in Geography and Environmental Management. During her studies, Jennifer also completed a Global Experience Certificate and a Certificate in German Language, studying abroad in both Sweden …

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