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Student Fellows

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Maxine Both

Maxine Both is a recent graduate from McGill University, holding a Joint-Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Development. She is passionate about the intersection between human rights, law, and international development, specifically the ability of minorities to self-organize for social change. The focus of her undergraduate thesis concerned Syrian refugee survival strategies in Lebanon and Turkey. A first generation German-Canadian, she spent a year studying abroad in Germany. She is a recent recipient of the Guy Drummond Fellowship, and will begin her Masters in Political Science at the Paris School of International Affairs in the fall before returning to complete her graduate studies at McGill University in 2019.


Flora Deverell

Flora Deverell is a current undergraduate at McGill University, where she is about to complete a double major in History and Literature. Much of her interest in human rights has arisen from this degree, and her research into the processes of civil identity and nation building within conflict and post-conflict zones. As a dual British-German citizen, and having lived in a range of countries in Europe and the Middle East, Flora remains interested in the field of international relations. After graduation, she hopes to combine these interests to pursue work in international human rights law. 


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Gabrielle Leafe

Gabrielle Leafe holds an undergraduate degree from the University of New South Wales Sydney in Anthropology and Sociology. Her primary area of research concerns ongoing manifestations of violence in post-conflict environments. She is passionate about peace-building, healing and the upholding of human rights. Her undergraduate thesis focused on the structural violences arising from memory production in post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina. Recently immigrating to Canada from Australia, she is interested in pursuing further research on the prevention of mass atrocity. 


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Levon Mouradian

Levon Mouradian is an undergraduate student at Concordia University, majoring in Political Science. His main areas of interest are human rights abuses and the prevention of genocides. More specifically, living in Syria in a time of war, he became passionate about issues related to human rights violations in times of conflicts. As an Armenian and a grandchild of a genocide survivor, he is eager to be involved in preventing other genocides from taking place. He hopes to apply his experiences in living in the Middle East and in Armenia to the promotion of human rights across the world.


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Nina Milhaud

Nina Milhaud holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in International Development Studies, Political Science and East Asian Studies. Her primary area of interest concerns human rights and forced migration studies. More specifically, she is passionate about refugee rights advocacy, refugee protection and the intersection between gender and forced migration. Since 2015, she has been actively involved with Opportutoring, a student-led organization which provides refugee students with free, tailored online English tutoring across Europe and the Middle East. She recently completed an internship at the Canadian Council for Refugees, and is now interested in pursuing further work in the field of human rights and mass atrocities prevention before starting her graduate studies in 2019.


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Haley More

Haley More is a current undergraduate at Concordia University, majoring in Political Science and Women Studies. She is passionate about human rights and is interested in how they are effected in conflict and post-conflict zones, specifically in the regions of the Middle East and Eastern Asia.  She has had incredible opportunities to live abroad in countries such as China and Israel, which have broaden her understanding of the world around her. In combination with the experiences she has gained from her travels and area of study, she hopes to apply these to her work in the field of human rights advocacy.

Past Interns

Rutvi Ajmera 

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 http://www.providingforpeacekeeping.org/new-issues-observatory/.

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