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Laura Robinson is a recent graduate from St. Thomas University, located in Fredericton, New Brunswick where she completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Human Rights and majors in both Science, Technology and Society Studies, and Political Science. Her undergraduate thesis focused on CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system and human rights.

During her undergrad, Laura completed a summer semester at the Washington Center in Washington, D.C. where she interned with KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights. In 2016, she also participated in the March of Remembrance of Hope, a travel study for Canadian student leaders alongside a Holocaust survivor to Germany and Poland. During her time at St. Thomas University, Laura was extensively involved with the Students’ Union and competed at the national level of the American Intercollegiate Moot Court Association.

Arriving at BSIA, Laura hopes to pursue research at the intersection of science, technology, and human rights. Her research interests also lie in humanitarian intervention, atrocity prevention, dehumanization, and gender equality.

Academic / Professional Awards

  • Global Governance Fellowship, 2018
  • The Craig J. Carleton, QC Essay Prize in Human Rights, 2018
  • The Science and Technology Studies Prize, 2018
  • William Vaughn Prize for Best Essay in International Relations, 2016
  • Dean’s Honours List, St. Thomas University, 2014-2018
  • Francis M. McLaughlin Scholarship, 2014-2018
Conflict and Security
Migration, Mobilities, and Social Politics
Multilateral Institutions
Science and Health Policy
  • Bachelor of Arts [with Honours in Human Rights (majors in Political Science and Science, Technology and Society Studies)], St. Thomas University, 2018

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