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Student Fellows

Rutvi Ajmera

Rutvi Ajmera holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Political Science from Concordia University, Montreal. She currently works in Canadian immigration law and specializes in working with economic migrants and families. She hopes to continue working with immigrants, especially in the area of integration. She is mainly interested in how public policy shapes human experience and how state and non-state actors shape global events.

Alyssa Blank

Alyssa Blank holds an undergraduate degree from Concordia University, during which time she participated in a work study program for a women’s organization in the Peruvian Amazon and wrote constating documents for the Concordia Volunteer Abroad Project in Uganda. She also holds a master's degree from the University of Ottawa in International Development, where she focused her thesis work on conflict media directed to children. Alyssa has worked professionally in government relations, research, policy and communications. She is passionate about human rights, counter-radicalization, social engagement and finding innovative ways to address persistent issues. She is excited to serve as a MIGS Youth Fellow!

Freddie Fisher

Freddie Fisher is an undergraduate student at McGill University doing History and Economics with a particular focus on Mediterranean History and interconnections across the Mediterranean. He went on exchange to Hong Kong (2017) and studied the cultural revolution and authoritarian regimes in Central Europe during the Cold War. While in the summer of 2016 he studied in Thessaloniki looking at evolution of migration around the Balkans and Greece. A British and French citizen before coming to McGill Freddie lived in England. 

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Linnea Lönnberg

Linnea Lönnberg is an undergraduate student at the Department of Peace and Conflict at Uppsala University. Her main subject is Peace and Conflict Studies and she has during her education primarily focused on mass atrocities during armed conflict. Her bachelor thesis concerned the relationship between war and genocide and her interest lies within risk factors of mass atrocity and understanding group-level causes of genocide.

Andréa Febres-Gagné

Andréa Febres-Gagné is a recent graduate from McGill University with a major in Political Science and a double minor in Sociology and International Development. A Venezuelan-Canadian citizen, her areas of interests comprise institutionalized inequality, nationalism, civil conflicts and radicalization. She previously worked on projects related to the electoral representation of visible minorities and the prevention of violent radicalization, as well as writing articles on Venezuelan and Filipino politics. 

Mohammad Rostami

Mohammad Rostami is a graduate student in public policy and public administration at Concordia University. His areas of interest are East Asian security issues, with special attention to Chinese defence and foreign policy. To better understand China, he has visited the country, enrolling in Mandarin and Chinese culture classes at the Communication University of China. He is equally interested in the Persian Gulf region and its related security concerns.

Jennifer Serrat

Jennifer Serrat is a graduate of Indiana University and holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from IE Business School, in Madrid, Spain. Her thesis project focused on an ongoing human rights case with the Inter-American Human Right Court.

Her international vocation began in 2013 when she moved to Seoul, South Korea to teach English. Her affinity for bringing together nations and cultures then took her to Australia and Spain.

Her interests lie in the benefits of diplomatic multicultural cooperation in addressing the issues facing international foreign policy and security, as well as working toward a more just world where equal treatment and fundamental principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are upheld.

Jennifer is a citizen of the United States, France, and Canada.

Past Interns

Isabela Coleho

Greer Nicholson

Emily Enright

Silke Melbye-Hansen

Isabelle Tamoj

Lilian Leifert

Cedrick Mulcair

Chantalle Gonzalez Lopez

Marrisa Fortune

Riley Haley

Erin Storus

May White-Vimouth

Nathalie Hitimana

Zach Sementes

Zach Paikin

Arvin Eyunni

Adan Suazo

Lea Watrin now works for the All Parliamentary Group on the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity

Meaghan Shevell

Camila Gomez-Perales

Alejandra Espinosa

Adrien Orloowski

Aminka Belvitt

Randy Pinsky

Myriam Menard

Jonathan Rozen

Neekoo Collett

Sarah Wiley

Kaitlin Davella

Christoph Semken previously served as an Assistant for Information Technology and is currently completing his Master of Arts in International Relations and Economics at the University of Aberdeen. His latest publication "Tracking the Blue: Phone and Vehicle Location Systems for UN Peacekeeping" is available at

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