Samuel Taylor is a master’s student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in the Master of Arts in Global Governance program. He recently graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, with a Concentration in Global Economic Relations and a Minor in History. Throughout his undergraduate experience, Samuel has had the opportunity to work in Canada’s foremost political institutions such as the House of Commons and Rideau Hall, while also engaging extensively as a student climate activist. Since graduating from Carleton in June 2022, Samuel has worked at Global Affairs Canada, most recently as a desk officer for the Canadian diplomatic mission in Mozambique.
In his latter terms studying at Carleton, Samuel has developed an interest for the political economy of the global South. Key topics for Samuel include the global North-South divide, multilateralism, global political history, and the political economy of extractivism. In particular, he is fascinated by questions about Latin America, including Latin America’s position in the global economy and the prevailing political orientations of the region relative to the structures of global economic governance.
In the MA in Global Governance, Samuel hopes to continue learning about the institutional and normative structures of global economic governance. He is very excited to continue learning, and in particular hopes to learn more about the impact that climate change is having on all levels of global economic governance.