BSIA Fellows

Appointed by the Director, BSIA Fellows participate in collaborative research projects and are eligible for research funding through the BSIA.

Sarah Burch

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Burch, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo is researching community sustainability transitions, climate change policy, participatory governance, and small business innovation.

Andrea Collins

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Andrea M. Collins, Assistant Professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo is researching the role of gender in the governance of food, land, and agriculture in both local and global contexts.

Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger is a Full Professor of Law at SEED in the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, and International Advisor of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3).

Lorne Dawson

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Lorne Dawson is a Professor in Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo, and Director of the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society.

Tim Elcombe

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Tim Elcombe, Associate Professor and Acting Chair in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, focuses through his teaching and research on the normative (ethical) intersections between sport and culture.

Stephen Evans

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Evans is interested in the occurrence and behavior of catastrophic landslides, landslide dams, glacial hazards, tsunami and other natural disasters, hazard assessment (including magnitude and frequency) and risk analysis.

Kamiel S. Gabriel

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Gabriel is the founding Associate provost, Research & Graduate Programs, and Professor of Engineering & Applied Sciences at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Shohini Ghose

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Ghose is a Professor of Physics and Computer Science and founding Director of the Centre for Women in Science at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Erin Hannah

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Hannah is Associate Professor of Political Science at King’s University College at Western University. She specializes in global governance, trade, sustainable development, poverty and inequality, global civil society and EU trade politics.

Kimie Hara

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Hara is a Professor, and the Renison Research Professor at the University of Waterloo, where she is also the Director of East Asian Studies at Renison University College.

Paul Heinbecker

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Mr. Heinbecker is a CIGI Distinguished Fellow. He has held posts as ambassador to Germany, permanent representative to the United Nations and adviser to various prime ministers.

Kathryn Henne

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Kathryn Henne is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo. Her research interests are primarily concerned with relationships between inequality and biogovernance.

Keith Hipel

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Hipel is University Professor of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, where he is Coordinator of the Conflict Analysis Group.

Michael C. Howard

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Howard is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo. He researches and teaches in the areas of Economic Theory, Political Economy, and Intellectual History.

Craig R. Janes

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Janes is the Director, School of Public Health and Health Systems, UWaterloo. His current research includes studying vulnerability to climate change among herding households in rural Mongolia, and the public health impact of global resource extraction activities.

Irakli Japaridze

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Starting from September 2017, Dr. Japaridze will be a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Health Sciences of Wilfrid Laurier University. His main areas of interests are Macroeconomic and Demographic Economics.

Jennifer Liu

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Liu, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and the School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo is examining the relationships between medicine, science, and issues of identity, bioethics, and democratic publics.

Pascal Lupien

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Lupien is a political scientist and teaches in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program at the University of Guelph. His research interests revolve around civil society, political participation and democratic innovation, social development and human (in)security, and the factors that enhance or diminish the capacity of marginalized groups to influence politics.

Randolph Mank

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Randolph Mank is a global business executive and a three-time former Canadian ambassador in Asia, with over thirty years of experience in the region and around the world.

John McLevey

Assistant Professor, Knowledge Integration
Dr. McLevey’s research centers on social networks and spans a range of subfields and specialties, including the sociology of knowledge, comparative science and health policy, and environmental sociology.

Carrie Mitchell

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Mitchell’s current research program focuses on the impacts of climate change adaptation planning in cities, and the gendered effects of urban services delivery in informal settlements.

Steven Mock

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Mock is the lead researcher of the Ideological Conflict Project.

Mariam Mufti

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Mufti is a comparative political scientist by training. She works on regime change and political participation in hybrid regimes.

Jatin Nathwani

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Professor Nathwani is the founding Executive Director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) and holds the prestigious Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy for Sustainable Energy at the University of Waterloo.

Stephen Quilley

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Quilley is Director of Development for the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation. One of his current projects is to develop a multi-criteria assessment of hedging and landscape innovation in the Ontario countryside.

Marc Saner

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Saner is a Professor at the Department of Geography at the University of Ottawa. He works on the science policy interface, responsible innovation and the governance of emerging technologies.

Vanessa Schweizer

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
An expert on scenario analysis, Dr. Schweizer focuses on improving methods for anticipating the socio-economic risks of climate change.

Daniel Scott

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Scott is a University Research Chair in Climate and Society in the Geography and Environmental Management as well as the Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change at the University of Waterloo.

Paul Thagard

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Thagard, a professor of philosophy in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo, is the winner of the 2013 Killam Prize for the humanities.

Jason Thistlethwaite

Dr. Thistlethwaite is an Assistant Professor at the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) at the University of Waterloo.

Olaf Weber

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Weber, Professor at the School for Environment, Enterprise and Development, is researching the connection between financial sector players and the link between sustainability and financial performance of enterprises.

Heather Whiteside

Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Dr. Whiteside, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, is studying the political economy of privatization, financialization, and fiscal austerity.