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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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Jeremy Wagner

Jeremy Wagner

Jeremy Wagner is a PhD student and Doctoral Fellow in the Global Governance program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. His research interests include corporate food regime expansion in sub-Saharan Africa and the subsequent interactions between ‘formal’ and ‘informal’ food systems. Jeremy completed the Master of International Public Policy program at the Balsillie School of …

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Ana Visan

Ana Visan

Ana Visan is a PhD student in Global Governance, with a focus on conflict and security. She is interested in how technology shapes forced migration and how it is used by various actors to influence mobility across border lines and within. Ana completed a Master’s degree in Global Migration at University College London, where her interest …

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Eric Tanguay

Eric Tanguay

Eric Tanguay is a PhD candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, specializing in conflict and security. His primary research interests include post-conflict peace processes, the role of traditional and religious institutions in African security governance, and the protection of civilians in peacekeeping operations. Eric’s dissertation investigates the potential of “Infrastructures for Peace”— multilevel …

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Alexander Suen

Alexander Suen

Alexander Suen is a PhD student of global governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. His main research interest is in climate change diplomacy, and the nexus of political culture and the path dependency created by deeply-rooted norms of nationhood. He is supervised by Prof. Simon Dalby. Alex previously received his MA at the University …

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Aviva Silburt

Aviva Silburt

Aviva Silburt is a PhD student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs within the Global Environment stream. Her research examines natural resource management in conflict affected contexts. Her project aims to identify factors that can explain its effectiveness as a peacebuilding tool. Prior to her studies, Aviva was a senior policy analyst at Public Safety …

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Nawroos Shibli

Nawroos Shibli

Nawroos Shibli is a Ph.D. candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) at the University of Waterloo where her research focuses on institutional responses to Islamophobia in Europe, with a particular focus on the European Court of Human Rights. Previously, Nawroos was a Program Assistant for the International Law Research Program …

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Yazgulu Sezgin

Yazgulu Sezgin

Yazgulu Sezgin is a PhD student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University. Her interests are centered around migration policies, refugee protection, gender equality and social cohesion. Yazgulu holds a Master of Law in International Law from the University of Kent where her research focused on legal instruments on human trafficking. She has …

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