Yasmine Shamsie is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research has focused on the peacebuilding efforts of bilateral and multilateral actors in Haiti and Central America, with particular attention to democratic development programs.
She is a Fellow at the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) at York University and a non-resident Fellow at the Foundation for the Americas. She is the co-editor of Haiti: Hope for a Fragile State (Waterloo: CIGI & Wilfrid Laurier University, 2006) and of Whose Canada? Continental Integration, Fortress North America and the Corporate Agenda (Montreal, Kingston, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007). Her research has appeared in comparative politics journals such as Third World Quarterly and the Journal of Haitian Studies as well international relations journals such as Global Governance, Civil Wars, and the Review of International Political Economy. Prior to completing her graduate work and joining Wilfrid Laurier University, she was a researcher at the Regional Centre for Economic and Social Research (CRIES), in Nicaragua, and a policy analyst with the Jesuit Centre for Social Faith and Justice, in Toronto.
- Associate Professor, Political Science
Wilfrid Laurier University
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- PhD., York University
- M.A., University of Toronto
- B.A., Journalism, University of Carleton
- B.A. Honours, University of Toronto