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Jacob Dinn is from Goulds, Newfoundland. In May of 2018, Jacob graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a BA (Honours) in Political Science with a concentration in Global Studies. Jacob’s research focuses on conflict and security, particularly on multi-dyadic civil war and how external intervention and alliance formation contributes to the prolongation of conflict. While this is Jacob’s primary interest, he also enjoys studying international organizations, political economy and European politics.

Throughout his undergraduate studies, Jacob served as a Director at Large on the Memorial University Students’ Union, Chaired the Municipal Advisory Committee on Youth in St. John’s, and presented his honours thesis at the annual Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association Conference hosted at the University of Moncton. In his spare time, Jacob enjoys several outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, and assisting his parents with their beekeeping business.

Academic / Professional Awards

  • Global Governance Fellowship, 2018
  • University of Waterloo Graduate Entrance Scholarship, 2018
  • Gunther Hartmann Scholarship, 2017-18
  • Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Research Award, 2016-17
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Science Dean’s List, 2016-17
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Science Dean’s List, 2015-16


  • Dinn, Jacob. 2017. “Biofuels: A Sustainable Alternative to Fossil Fuels?” Mapping Politics 8(2).
Conflict and Security
Global Political Economy / Waterloo Political Economy Group (WatPEG)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2018

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