The Department of Political Science has fostered my growth by offering conferences, seminars, presentations, career guidance, and by promoting inter-department workshops. The classes offered have been incredibly stimulating, thought provoking, and well structured. I have been able to analyze, critique, and reflect on the international system from different perspectives, which has reinforced my passion and energy to contribute to society.
2018-2019 MA students
Bachelor of Arts in Honours Political Science with a Specialization in International Relations from Carleton University.
Middle Eastern Affairs, U.S. Foreign Policy toward the Middle East, Israel-Palestine Conflict, International Affairs, Political Theory, and Political Economy.
David Benjamin Billedeau
Joint Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo in History and Peace/Conflict Studies (2011); Master’s degree from Carleton University's Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (2013); Graduate Diploma in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2015); Certificate in Business Communications from the University of Waterloo (2018).
Business and Government Relations; Canadian Public Policy; Energy Policy; Global Governance; International Trade and Security; Negotiations; Political Elections and Campaigns; US Domestic Politics; South African Domestic Politics
Honours Bachelor of Arts Political Science from Brock University.
International Relations, Private Global Governance, Conflict and Conflict Resolution, Policekeeping, Economic Development, and Labour Rights.
Francis W Engli
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from McGill University, two years of study at University of Alberta in International Relation. Two years of work experience with Human Right, and Political Engagement Campaigns.
Information Warfare, Cyber Security, Weapons of Mass Destruction, International Relations, Right Wing Extremism, Human Rights, Conflict Resolution.
Bachelor of Arts Honours Psychology - Sociology from the University of Guelph.
Electoral studies, political campaigning in the digital age, political parties, public policy & international political economy.
Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Concentration in Public Law and a Minor in French Studies from Brock University.
International Security, Global Governance, Conflict and Conflict Resolution, Human Rights, Political Theory.
Prior Degrees: Honours Bachelor of Arts Political Science, Politics and Business Specialization from the University of Waterloo
Research Interests: Political Economy, Canadian Politics, Public Policy.
Bachelor of Arts in International Economic Relation, completed in 2013 from the National University of Mongolia. MA in Economics, completed in 2016 from the Yonsei University (South Korea).
International Relations, International Political Economy, Foreign Aids and Foreign Policy and Canadian Politics.
Honours Bachelor of Arts (specializing in Political Science) from the University of Toronto; Certificate of Business Communications from the University of Toronto - School of Continuing Studies.
International Relations; Global Governance; International Security; Conflict and Conflict Resolution; Human Rights.
Bachelor of Arts in Honours English-Literature and Rhetoric from the University of Waterloo.
Political Economy, Tax Reform, Public Policy, Decentralization.
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.
Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control, Public Health, and Human Rights Theory.
Chuqi (Steven) Wei
Bachelor of Applied Science in Honours Nanotechnology Engineering, Co-operative Program, with a minor in History from the University of Waterloo.
China’s foreign policies and Belt and Road Initiative, global energy development, global cyber security, trade and international political economy, geopolitics on the Eurasia Continent.
Honours Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Lahore University of Management Sciences.
International Relations, Global governance, Violence and conflict studies, Conflict Resolution, Human Rights and Security.
2017-2018 MA students
Zeynep Arslangiray Yasar
Prior Degrees: BA in International Relations, completed in 2010 from Bilkent University (Turkey). 6 years of work experience on Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.
Research Interests: International/Forced Migration, Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict, Conflict Resolution, International Human Rights and Politics of Middle East.
Prior Degrees: BA Political Science Honours, Global Governance Specialization from the University of Waterloo.
Research Interests: Global Governance, International Political Economy, Conflict and Conflict Resolution.
Prior degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Honours Political Science & Honours Arts and Business from the University of Waterloo
Research Interests: Canadian public policy, politics of China / Taiwan, ethnic conflict, internet governance.
Prior degrees: BA from Idaho State University in Political Science and International Studies, with a concentration on Political and Economic Development.
Research Interests: Policies and politics that shape regional security, Peace, Conflict Resolution, and Terrorism.
Prior degrees: TBA
Research Interests: TBA
Prior Degrees: Joint Honours in Legal Studies and Political Science with a Minor in Sociology completed in 2017 from the University of Waterloo.
Research Interests: International Political Economy, American Trade Relations, Currency Evaluations, Canadian National Security, Global Governance, and International Law.
William Stuart McGhie
Prior Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Honours Political Science with a Specialization in Politics and Business and a Minor in Economics from the University of Waterloo.
Research Interests: Populism, Nationalism, the Trump/Brexit movements, International Relations and International Political Economy.
Prior degrees: HBA in International Studies, completed in 2014 from Glendon College, York University.
Research Interests: International Relations, International Peace and Security, Peace and Conflict, Critical Security Studies, Transnational terrorism, Political Islamism and the radicalization process, Contemporary Middle Eastern Affairs, including the geopolitics of the MENA region, the legacies of decolonization and state formation in the MENA region, and Postcolonial Studies.
Prior Degrees: BSc with a double major in Biology and Political Science at the University of Prince Edward Island.
Research Interests: American Relations, Canadian Public and Foreign Policy, Climate Change, and International Human Rights.
Prior Degrees: TBA
Research Interests: TBA
Prior Degrees: BA in Economics from the University of Windsor; Bachelor of Public Affairs from Wayne State University.
Research Interests: Middle East Politics, International Relations, Political Economy, Game Theory, Political Theory, Philosophy, U.S Foreign Policy, Human Rights and International Law, Global Conflicts.
Prior Degrees: BA in Political Science from the University of New Brunswick.
Research Interests: Canadian politics, Canadian Courts and Government, National Security, Identity Politics.
Prior Degrees: BA in Honours Political Science with two minors in History and Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Waterloo.
Research Interests: The Israel-Palestine Conflict, Water and Resource Scarcity, Sustainable Development and the UN SDG's, Youth Involvement in Peace Processes and Fostering Conflict Resolution.
Nadine Y. Thibeh
Prior Degrees: Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Honours Political Science & Honours Arts and Business, Co-operative Program, International Studies Minor, and Arabic Language I Certificate from the University of Waterloo.
Research Interests: Conflict and Security, Middle East, Post-Conflict, US Foreign Policy, Regional Integration, Peace and Conflict.
Prior Degrees: Double Honours BA in Political Science and History from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Research Interests: Local Politics, Canadian Public Policy, Governance, Ontario Provincial Politics, Intergovernmental Relations.