The Team

IAFFAIRS MANAGEMENT

  • Executive Director – David Carment
  • Managing Director – Hadi Wess is an MA candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa in Psychology with a double minor in French and Italian. He works for the Government of Canada and is heavily involved in media and politics. He is a Presenter on Rogers tv, an Anchor on 97.9 FM, and an Ambassador to SOS Canada. His research interests include immigration and refugee issues, diplomacy, foreign policy, domestic and internal affairs, and Middle Eastern conflicts.

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

  • Associate Editor – Jenna Richmond is an MA candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Her research interests include international development, decolonization, and gender issues. She completed her undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University in International Studies with a minor in Anthropology and certificate in Social Justice. Her professional experience includes working for the Government of Canada and the U.S. Federal Government on political and economic files.
  • Associate Editor – Mischa Longman is a current MA candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, where he specializes in security and defence policy. He completed his undergraduate degree in Political Science at the University of Calgary, where he researched interstate competition in the Arctic in both the military and economic fields. His research focus is Canada’s relationships with larger powers, especially as they relate to security concerns. He is also a public servant, working as an analyst for the Government of Canada.
  • Associate Editor – Aakanksha Sharma is an MA candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. She acquired her undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo, completing a Politics and Business specialization with a minor in Economics. Her professional experience includes working for the municipal, provincial, and federal government in Canada and working internationally for a body of NATO. 
  • Associate Editor – Jillian Hawley is an MA candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, where she specializes in security and defence policy. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa, where she specialized in conflict studies and human rights. During her undergraduate studies, she acted as an Editor of the Undergraduate Journal of Politics, Policy and Society and conducted field research in Northern Ireland. Her professional experience includes working as a policy analyst for the Government of Canada.
  • Associate Editor – Brandon Johnson is currently a student at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, where he specializes in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy. He completed his undergraduate degree in Hispanic linguistics and Chinese at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and master’s degree in journalism at The University of Hong Kong. His professional experience includes working as an education consultant in Mainland China, staff reporter at Quartz Asia, and freelance journalist in Hong Kong.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the iAffairs team, we are always looking for motivated associate editors with a passion for international affairs – click here for more information or email us at admin@iaffairscanada.com