Drake Kindred

Master of International Public Policy

Drake Kindred is a recent graduate from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts [Honours Double Major] in Political Science and Psychology.

During his undergraduate studies he developed a keen interest in Global Migration and Human Security through various projects surrounding human rights and global development. Moreover, his work in psychology allowed him to gain a greater understanding of individual decision-making and the many drivers of policy. This knowledge compelled him to further his interest by researching and publishing a work on the Hong Kong National Security Law for the Captivate Youth Organization. Here he stipulated the challenges surrounding human security in the city and the impact the newly enacted legislation may create.

In addition, Drake’s experience working in a Community Living Cambridge assigned group home illustrated his commitment to those individuals who are often marginalized in society. This experience helped to further his understanding of the many challenges minorities face. He hopes that he can apply his experience to the various challenges migrants and other groups may face in the future.

In particular, Drake hopes to take his focus on migration and human security studies and apply it to the challenges faced by individuals, intergovernmental organizations and non-profits throughout the Middle East and other world regions. By doing so, he hopes to help in creating a more stable political environment that will enable various global entities to share the burden of providing security to those who are too often put in harms way.

Awards

  • Laurier Graduate Fellowship 2021

Education

  • Honours Double Major Political Science and Psychology, University of Western Ontario, 2021
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