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Employment Opportunity: Events and Social Media Coordinator

Position Title: Events and Social Media Coordinator Salary range: $58,000-62,000 per year Benefits: Competitive health and dental package and optional RSP match program Location: Waterloo, ON Reports to: Manager, BSIA & Special Projects Experience level: Junior level – two + years of experience Education: Post-secondary degree/diploma preferred Contract Term: One-year contract with the possibility of […]

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PhD Candidate Seyed Ali Hosseini Successfully Defends His Dissertation

The Balsillie School community extends warm congratulations to Seyed Ali Hosseini who successfully defended his dissertation, “Disempowered and Disappointed Locals: The Impact of Negative Hybrid Peacebuilding on Sociocultural Transformation of Afghanistan”, on April 24, 2024. We extend thanks to Ali’s supervisor, Dr. Alistair Edgar, committee members Dr. Timothy Donais and Dr. Jasmin Habib, internal/external  Dr.

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Inaugural Technology Governance Policy Challenge features a disinformation campaign theme

Photo credit: J Weston/BSIA The Balsillie School of International Affairs, in collaboration with the School of International Service at the American University in Washington, D.C., hosted the first annual Technology Governance Policy Challenge on April 18 and 19, 2024. This unique challenge offered an opportunity for students to engage with critical issues in the evolving

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BSIA faculty member wins the IPE Best Book prize from ISA

Congratulations to Eric Helleiner, who has won the International Political Economy Best Book Award from the International Studies Association for his recent book, “The Contested World Economy: The Deep and Global Roots of International Political Economy.” The IPE Best Book Award recognizes an outstanding monograph in the field of International Political Economy published within the

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Dispatch from the Carleton Model NATO: Justin Myers’ blog from the field

Photo credit: Ben Lalancette By Justin Myers, MAGG Carleton’s Model NATO consisted of four action-packed days of discussion, collaboration, and eye-opening learning, all in the heart of Canada’s capital region. Alongside nearly one hundred other delegates from fifteen universities across the country, I spent the weekend getting an inside look into how diplomacy and military

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Dispatch from the Carleton Model NATO: Olubunmi Onilude’s blog from the field

Photo credit: Olubunmi Onilude By Olubunmi Onilude, MIPP I had the privilege of participating in the Model NATO 2024 conference hosted by Carleton University, which took place from the 22nd to 25th of February 2024. The experience was nothing short of transformative. As I reflect on the journey from Toronto to Ottawa and the whirlwind

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Dispatch from the Carleton Model NATO: Jessica Stewart’s blog from the field

Photo credit: Marcelo Jaramillo Cárdenas By: Jessica Stewart, MIPP The months of preparation played a pivotal role in the challenging yet rewarding weekend of the Carleton Model NATO. From marking position papers to slamming the gavel, Model NATO taught me the importance of collaboration, the difficulty of reaching consensus, and the value of Canadian alliances.

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Dispatch from the Field: Burgess Langshaw Power’s blog about the technology governance of climate interventions

Photo credit: Burgess Langshaw Power By Burgess Langshaw Power, PhD in Global Governance We have now crossed the threshold of 1.5 degrees centigrade warming, according to the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service. This is catastrophic news for the world, as we seek to reduce emissions and manage an economic, social, and environmentally secure future.

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Dispatch from COP 28: PhD student Tamara Lorincz’s reflections on the climate summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Photo by Tamara Lorincz By Tamara Lorincz, PhD candidate February 8, 2024 I attended the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which took place from November 30 to December 12, 2023 and was held in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, a petrostate, during the

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BSIA partners with American University of Sharjah to expand international studies opportunities

BSIA Director Ann Fitz-Gerald travelled to the United Arab Emirates last week to sign an MOU with American University of Sharjah (AUS) to strengthen collaboration in international studies, global governance and transnational diplomacy. The two institutions will collaborate on research, development and initiatives that provide students with dynamic international academic and experiential learning opportunities. It

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Photo taken through a car windshield of cars driving through flooded streets.. Driving from the airport, arriving in Dar es Salaam during the peak of Niño’s storms.

Dispatch from the United Nations Development Programme in Tanzania: Ethan Ellsmere’s second blog from the field

Photo credit: Ethan Ellsmere By Ethan Ellsmere, MIPP Moving across the world can be a challenging process. For me, it began with a 34-hour journey across 12,000km to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania through Dubai and Addis Ababa. I landed in Julius Nyerere International Airport during the peak of El Niño’s storms; the flooding across the

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