Mark’s academic research interests have centered around political science. As an undergraduate student Mark received an Honors Specialization in Political Science from Kings University College at Western University (2021). Following this, Mark recently received a Master of Arts in Political Science from Western University where he specialized in Canadian Politics (2022).
Upon completion of his master’s degree, Mark completed a Major Research Paper researching the effect foreign policy has in ethnic outreach initiatives. In this paper Mark makes the claim that ethnocultural communities should be major players in foreign policy developments as ethnic interest groups have a unique understanding to issues abroad that domestic policy makers do not. His findings in this study showcase how Canadian political parties spend a considerable amount of effort targeting ethnocultural communities in their foreign policy commitments, as they develop policy proposals that meet these groups interests in an attempt to secure votes from these communities.
Encouraged by this project Mark aims to expand on his knowledge of conflict and security along with migration, mobilities and social politics and continue researching how foreign policy strategies affects the construction policies related to human security and global migration.