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Executive Director – David Carment
Managing Director – Lance Hadley
Managing Director – Katarina Koleva
Africa – Nathan Seef is the Director of Observatory Media and is an Associate Editor of iAffairs Canada. He has a Masters of International Criminology from the University of Sheffield, UK. He specialises in transnational organised crime and environmental harms. He has given several guest lectures on green criminology and is passionate for finding ways to reduce the negative impacts of mass production. He has strong interests in issues of global governance, international law, and international affairs.
Arctic – Georgi Ivanov holds a Master’s degree from Carleton University with a specialization in Arctic governance. He has previously written for Freedom Observatory and the Atlantic Council of Canada and does occasional geopolitical consulting work with Wikistrat. As iAffairs’ Associate Editor for the Arctic, his writing is focused on topics ranging from environmental issues to polar and extreme regions policy.
Arms Control – Mark Haichin is a PhD candidate with the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. He has a Masters in International Relations (Research) from the London School of Economics, UK. He specialises in issues relating to nuclear deterrence and proliferation. In addition, he has strong research interests in terrorism, ethnic conflict, and international relations.
Conflict and Security – Nabil Bhatia is an M.A. candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, where he specializes in Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution. He has written on emerging security issues for the NATO Association of Canada, and his work on transnational crime is scheduled for publication in December 2017. His research interests include: homegrown and transnational terrorism, radicalization to violence, comparative counter-terrorism strategy, and transnational crime. You can connect with Nabil at email@example.com.
Culture and Entertainment – Mphatso Moses Kaufulu is a political and cultural sociologist from Malawi concerned with questions about social epistemology in Southern Africa. He is a PhD student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. He is interested in the idea of culture as “play”, culture as history, and culture as power.
Environment – Basel Ismaiel is the associate editor for environmental issues at iAffairs and holds an MBA from the Sprott School of Business in Carleton University in Ottawa. He has worked in environmental engineering and policy-making in businesses and not-for-profit organizations, including RWDI, The Natural Step Canada, and Dubai Carbon. Connect with Basel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Europe – Hristijan Ivanovski is Research Fellow at the University of Manitoba (UofM) Centre for Defence and Security Studies (CDSS), Associate Editor of iAffairs Canada, and a former coordination officer with the Secretariat for European Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia.
Global Governance – Lukong Stella Shulika is an independent researcher, a contract lecturer and PhD candidate in Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She has published on a wide range of topics including: electoral politics; post-conflict peacebuilding and development; inter-ethnic conflicts; xenophobia; UN Security Council politics; and on women and peacebuilding.
International Finance and International Migration – Samuel MacIsaac is a PhD student at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University, where he specializes in International Economic Policy. He holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Montreal. His research interests include international migration, international finance and trade, and international relations. He has written on issues relating to negative interest rates, the impact of trade on education outcomes and forecasts of immigration within Canada.
International Law and International Affairs – Natalie LaMarche is a first year JD/MA candidate in the Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution field at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and is pursuing her law degree at the University of Ottawa. She is particularly interested in: international humanitarian law, conflict and security, development and human rights.
Middle East – Samer Hindi is an MA candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Having worked and studied in Turkey and Jordan, he specializes in Middle Eastern affairs. The bulk of his research is on peace, conflict, and development in Turkey and the Levant. You can connect with Samer at email@example.com
North America – Patrick Burchat completed his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Economics at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA where he wrote his honours thesis on anti-American propaganda in Cuba and its role as a legitimizing factor for the Castro government. He is currently an MA student at NPSIA and associate editor for North America where his writing has focused on topics ranging from rogue states to Latin American politics. In addition to iAffairs, he has served as a writer and editor at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs in Washington, D.C.
South America – Christian Medina-Ramirez is a consultant and a free-lance writer based out of Bogotá, Colombia. He holds an MA from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) and a BA (Hons.) in Politics and Philosophy from the University of Hong Kong and the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Canada). His areas of expertise include the intersections between natural resources, armed conflict (specially insurgencies), criminal/terrorist networks and development. His regional focus is on Latin America and the Asia-Pacific. You can follow Christian on Twitter @cmedina1990
Technology & International Affairs – Andrej Litvinjenko was a former advisor to the Chair of the Canadian Parliamentary Aerospace and Space Caucuses. He is currently completing joint studies in law and international economic policy at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. He holds a Master’s degree in political science from Carleton University.
Trade and Economy – Yves Guillaume is an analyst of international finance, strategy, and geopolitics. He is Associate Editor, Trade and Economy, at iAffairs Canada and Global Brief magazine; as well as a Research Fellow at the NATO Council of Canada. He frequently comments on foreign and public policy on CTV National News and the Huffington Post. Prior to being a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program Candidate, he studied political science at the University of Toronto.