Briefing Notes

Briefing Notes2019-04-02T08:36:07-04:00

The Policy Brief program with GAC is designed to provide students an opportunity to gain mentorship and guidance from senior scholars as they advance their own policy research and writing skills.

Under the program, clusters of three to four students are selected to participate in projects led by BSIA faculty that engage them in both independent and collective research and policy analysis. The program is divided into three phases. The first is the research phase, during which students develop a high degree of substantive expertise on the subject matter of the project. The second phase is the policy brief stage, when students co-author a briefing note that draws on their collective research from the first phase. The third phase is the presentation phase, which includes a day of oral briefings at Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa. Students will be given an opportunity to present their briefing notes and the findings of their research to, and receive critical feedback from, policy experts with global experience. Following the presentation in Ottawa, students are invited to revise their briefing notes based on the feedback they received prior to submitting the notes for publication.

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2019 Individual Policy Briefs

Canada-China Relations in the Age of Xi Jinping
Justin Dell, Paul Ruhamya, Alex Suen and Mohit Verma
Supervisor: David Welch

Canada’s Progressive Trade Agenda and Global Health
Merran Eby, Kelsey Goodman and Stefan Hadad
Supervisor: John Ravenhill

Financial Stability and Global Macroeconomic Cooperation: Canada’s Role Amid the Removal of Monetary Policy Accommodation by Leading Central Banks
Melsen Babe
Supervisor: Pierre Siklos

Agency, Voice, Choice: Empowering Women in Post-Conflict Situations
Devoniesh Aransevia, Abisoye Olukunle, Eric Tanguay and Karen Van Staveren
Supervisor: Timothy Donais

Technology. Education. Engagement. Non-judgmental Services (TEENs): How Canada can support the SRHR Needs of Adolescents
Sakshi Jain
Supervisor: Alan Whiteside

Canada as a Frontline State? Populist Discourse, Irregular Border Crossing and the Canada-US Border Relationship
Michala Jansa, Amanda Klassen, David Meinen and Cortney Steinwand
Supervisors: Alison Mountz and Kim Rygiel

How Artificial Intelligence Can Support the Rights of Refugees
Sonya Ouertani, Christabel Polacco and Chloe Wynne
Supervisor: Andrew Thompson

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Countering Online Violent Extremism
Rebecca Herbener, Sebastian Lacey and Matthew Markudis
Supervisor: Alistair Edgar

Governing Artificial Intelligence: Preventing and Preparing Should It Go Awry
Ruxandra Badea, Kristen Myers and Sulamita Romanchik
Supervisors: Scott Janzwood, Jinelle Piereder and David Welch

Ending Energy Poverty: Canada as a Global Leader
Meghan Entz, Curtis Jenken and Anthony Kubursy
Supervisor: Jatin Nathwani

Canada’s Leadership Role in MENA
Roger Boyd, David Caughey and Shahene Patel
Supervisor: Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger

2019 Report

2018 Report

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2017 Report

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