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, an Ambassador to SOS Canada, and a Mentor at the Canadian International Council. His research interests include immigration and refugee issues, diplomacy, foreign policy, domestic and internal affairs, Latin America fragile states, 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.
  • Associate Editor – Michael Lalonde is an MA candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, specializing in diplomacy and foreign policy. He previously completed a masters and undergraduate degree in History at the University of Waterloo. His professional experience includes ten years as a military intelligence officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. After leaving the military, he became a candidate in the federal election in Ottawa. His research interests include intelligence, defence, foreign policy, and Canadian military history.
  • Associate Editor – Trisha Singh Trisha Singh is an MA candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, where she specializes in health, displacement and humanitarian policy. She completed her undergraduate degree at MacEwan University in Honours Political Science, where she wrote her thesis on the increase of child labour during COVID-19. She has experience with the Canadian International Council (CIC) as a board member for the Edmonton branch.
  • Associate Editor – Michael Aronoff is an MA candidate at Carleton University’s Norman Patterson School of International Affairs and holds a BA from the University of Toronto in Political Science and History. Between his degrees, he spent one year working in South Korea and then moved to Israel to work in the Asia Division of Max Security, a private Israeli intelligence company. His current research interests include East Asian regional security, North Korean denuclearization and arms control, Taiwan’s role in the US-China competition, and the balance of power in the Indo-Pacific.
  • Associate Editor – Emily Wesseling is an MA candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. She completed her BA in International Studies and French at the University of Idaho in 2020, and has particular research interests in Canadian affairs, diplomacy, and foreign policy. Her current experiences include a teaching assistantship at Carleton University and a research assistantship with the World Refugee & Migration Council.
  • Associate Editor – Jathorsan Lingarajan is an MA candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, where he specializes in conflict analysis and resolution. He completed his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Development Studies and French. Jathorsan also holds a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University. His research focuses are international education, Canada’s relationships with the United Kingdom, Eastern Europe, and the Indo-Pacific region. Before joining NPSIA, he was a political staff member for a federal cabinet minister and an intern at the Sri Lankan High Commission in Canada.
  • Associate Editor – Adrien Chamberland-Mike is an Associate Editor at iAffairs Canada. He is an MA candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, where he specializes in diplomacy and foreign policy. He completed his undergraduate degree in Political Studies at the University of Manitoba. His interests include global regions, such as the Arctic, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He has experience working in the federal government at Transport Canada as a Policy Analyst. He has also worked for the Provincial Government of Manitoba as a Policy Developer at Manitoba Health.

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