Adam Ladha is a Master of Arts in Global Governance candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Justice, Law & Order from McMaster University. During his studies at McMaster, he completed research focusing on global conflict and security, Canadian foreign policy, human rights, and political theory.
During his undergraduate degree, Adam wrote several research papers, including examinations of Canada’s supposed role as an international human rights paragon, analyses of Canadian sales of arms to Saudi Arabia, the violations upon human rights of Indigenous peoples, and the lack of corporate accountability towards mining and extraction companies registered in Canada. Adam hopes to continue researching security and conflict related issues from an intersectional lens at the graduate level, drawing upon his social sciences knowledge.
He is looking forward to completing his graduate major research paper, where he will be exploring the themes of human rights, military weapons technology, and conflict; understanding how these themes overlap. As a graduate student at the BSIA, Adam hopes to discover innovate methods of addressing conflict in an equitable, adaptive, human rights-oriented manner. He is excited to have the opportunity of producing meaningful research that furthers these academic discussions.