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Justin Barnes

Justin Barnes

Justin Barnes is a PhD candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, a Research Fellow at the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (NAADSN), and Canada Fellow at Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI). Justin serves as Assistant Editor at the Arctic Yearbook (arcticyearbook.com), an annual interdisciplinary peer-reviewed volume focused on Arctic …

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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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James Orr

James Orr

James Orr is a PhD student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs through Wilfred Laurier University. His research focuses on the sociological legitimacy of the International Criminal Court throughout Africa. More broadly, he is interested in how international institutions with primarily Western foundations are perceived in the Global South. James completed a MA in …

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Fatmanur Delioglu

Fatmanur Delioglu

Fatmanur Delioglu is a PhD student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University. Her interests are centered around integration policies, refugee solidarity networks, gender, border policies and social cohesion. Fatmanur Delioglu completed her BA in Political Science and International Relations at the Yildiz Technical University, in 2016 with a dissertation on Syrian Refugee …

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Nicole Burns

Nicole Burns

Nicole Burns (she/her) is a settler on Turtle Island and has been living on the traditional territories of the Attawandaron, Anishnaabeg, and Haudenosaunee Peoples for the last decade. Nicole is a PhD student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo, specializing in Global Justice and Human Rights. Nicole’s master’s research focused on …

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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 critically examines the United Nations-African Union …

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Eric Hubberstey

Eric Hubberstey

Eric is a PhD student in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. He specializes in the study of international organizations, and the effect that these institutions have on cultural, social, and economic development within states. Specifically, Eric’s primary focus is on the European Union (EU), its institutions, and how they interact with …

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Mohamed Soufan

Mohamed Soufan is a PhD student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs at the University of Waterloo. He is an interdisciplinary researcher with specialized focus on the intersections of security, technology (surveillance and AI), and migration in the Middle East with a regional focus on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict post year-2000. Mohamed specializes on the …

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Jacob Benjamin

Jacob Benjamin

Jacob is a Ph.D. student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the University of Waterloo, studying in the field of Conflict and Security. He holds an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS). Jacob analyzes the international relations/security of the Indo-Pacific, as well as Canadian foreign policy. Jacob’s research and analysis seeks to inform policymakers on …

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