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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 is a Ph.D. student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the University of Waterloo, specializing in Conflict and Security. His research looks at intensifying strategic competition in the South China Sea and the Indo-Pacific more broadly. Jacob assesses the Indo-Pacific strategies of various countries, ranging from Vietnam, France, to Canada. Academically, Jacob …

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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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Leah Rachelle Alvares Cabral

Leah is a PhD candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Her area of specialization is Global Political Economy, focused primarily on the global wine industry and trade. Prior to her doctoral candidacy, Leah completed her Masters of Arts at SOAS, University of London, in the UK, where her research was focused …

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Emel Seven Bozcam

Emel Seven Bozcam is a PhD student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University. Emel’s multi-faceted training, both within and outside of the academic, coupled with the breadth and depth of her professional experience with refugee and immigrant-serving non-governmental agencies in Turkey, the United States, and Belgium, position her particularly well to meet …

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Sarah Norton

Sarah Norton

Sarah is a Ph.D. candidate in the Global Governance program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She specializes in energy studies and Canada’s role in global energy governance. Her current research explores the climate implications of the varying approaches of fossil-fuel reliant states to pandemic recovery, as some seek to entrench oil production, further …

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William Gillam

William Gillam

William Gillam completed both his BSc. Environmental Sciences and MSc. Geography at the University of Guelph, finishing the latter in 2017. For his MSc. William studied the impacts of agricultural development on landscape stability over the 10,000 years of agrarian history in Europe. Since completing his thesis William has worked in a variety of different industries …

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Mengyun Zhang

Mengyun Zhang

Mengyun Zhang completed her M.A. in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, examining the role and participation of China in the world trade governance system. Before that, she obtained her B.A. (honours) degree from Nanjing University in economics, specializing in international economics and trade. Her current research interests focus on the global political …

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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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