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Lucy Hinton

Lucy Hinton

Lucy Hinton is a PhD student and doctoral fellow in the Global Governance program at BSIA.

Nelson Graham

Nelson Graham

Nelson Graham is a PhD student in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs through Wilfrid Laurier University. His research focuses on the opportunities and barriers that immigrants, specifically entrepreneurs, face in small to medium sized Canadian cities. In addition, he is interested in how opportunities, integration, and retention experiences differ between immigrant entrepreneurs …

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Lana Gonzalez Balyk

Lana Gonzalez Balyk

Lana Gonzalez Balyk is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Ontario. Her broad research interests include forced migration, transnationalism and migration, gender and migration, focusing on refugee community building, migrant community building, refugee governance, and migration policy. Lana’s Ph.D. dissertation is influenced by intersectional feminism and transnationalism …

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Aaron T. Francis

Aaron T. Francis

Aaron is s a PhD Candidate in the Global Governance program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, who is pursuing a specialization in global political economy. Aaron’s research examines the political economy of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Caribbean with specific reference to extractive industry development in the aluminum and oil sectors of …

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Kristen Csenkey

Kristen Csenkey

Kristen Csenkey is a PhD Candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and a fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI). She is an expert in cyber governance. Her PhD supervisors are Drs. Bessma Momani and Alistair Edgar. Kristen focuses on the management of emerging technology and innovation in Canada …

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Julie Clark

Julie Clark

Julie Clark is in the PhD Global Governance program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs through Wilfrid Laurier University. Julie completed a Master’s degree in History with a focus on Modern Korean History and North East Asian Politics, with a research focus on the 1946-47 US-USSR Joint Commission on Korea. Following her Master’s she was …

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Deon Castello

Deon Castello

Deon Castello is a PhD Student in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University, specializing in global social governance. She holds a BA (Hons) in Legal Studies with concentration in human rights law and communication. A recent Ryerson Immigration and Settlement Studies Masters graduate she mediates and liaisons with governmental and …

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Carleigh Cartmell

Carleigh Cartmell

Carleigh Cartmell is a PhD candidate in the Global Governance program at Balsillie School of International Affairs. Carleigh completed a Master’s degree in International Studies from Durham University. Her thesis compared the intelligence sharing patterns between the EU and the Five Eyes. She then went on to work as a Scheduler and then Rotation Consultant with …

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Melsen Babe

Melsen Babe

Melsen Babe is a PhD student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo, specializing in the governance of the Global Political Economy. His main research interests revolve around the politics of the international monetary and financial systems, with an emphasis on leading central banks. He has worked on a variety of projects that …

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Farah Afzal

Farah Afzal

Farah Afzal is a Ph.D. Candidate and a Doctoral Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. For PhD research, her investigation revolves around gender identity, its history in British colonial era to present, their advocacy campaigns, legislations and activism in South Asia. Recently, she has completed her second master’s degree in Communication Studies from Wilfrid …

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