Current Cadieux-Léger Fellow

2014-2015: Pascale Massot

Aaida Mamuji

Pascale Massot is the 2014-2015 Cadieux-Léger Fellow and will be working in the Policy Research Division until the end of August 2015.

Pascale is a PhD Candidate (ABD) in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include the governance of global extractive commodity markets, the relationship between global rebalancing and systemic change in the international economy, the political economy of the Asia-Pacific region – China in particular – and Canada-China relations. During her fellowship, Pascale will apply her research and expertise to projects ranging from Canada’s World Economic Forum engagement strategy, academic outreach, and China/Asia related endeavours more generally.

Prior to the Cadieux-Léger Fellowship, Pascale was a visiting scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and a visiting PhD Candidate at Peking University’s Center for International Political Economy. She holds an MA in Asia Pacific Policy Studies from the University of British Columbia, and a BA in East Asian Studies and Economics from the University of Montreal.

For more information on Pascale, visit the University of British Columbia website.

Former Cadieux-Léger Fellows

2013-2014: Aaida Mamuji

Aaida Mamuji

Aaida is a doctoral candidate in Public Administration at the School of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, at the University of Ottawa. Her area of interest is Canada’s foreign aid policies and the interdepartmental collaboration required in Canada’s whole-of-government approach for involvement in failed and fragile states. During her fellowship, Aaida will be furthering her knowledge in the field by exploring ways in which to promote democratic governance in crisis settings. She will also be conducting research on Open Data and its implications for foreign policy and development, as well as on the intersection of religious freedom and human rights.

More information on Aaida’s experience, publications, and presentations can be found here.

2012-2013: Michael Urban

Michael UrbanA doctoral student in International Relations at Balliol College, University of Oxford, Michael’s thesis examines how liberalism and trust generate peace between states. During his fellowship, he applied his research to work underway on global re-balancing, burden-sharing, as well as networked societies and foreign policy.

Originally from Winnipeg, Michael holds undergraduate degrees in Politics and History from Queen’s University; an MA in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University; and an M.Phil in International Relations from Oxford. His research interests include International Relations theory, international peace and security, global governance and Canadian foreign policy. 

For more information on Michael's research, please click here.

2012: Jonathan Kent

Jonathan Kent Jonathan is completing his doctorate in international relations at the University of Toronto. His dissertation examines the recent proliferation of global governance instruments related to international migration. As the Cadieux-Léger Fellow, Jonathan focused on issues related to migrant smuggling, migration trends, and the broader global governance of migration. Prior to the fellowship he held junior scholar positions at The American University and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where he focused on Canada-U.S. relations.

2010-2011: Matias Margulis

matias.margulis Matias Margulis completed his doctoral studies at McMaster University and is now an Assistant Professor of International Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia. His dissertation research examined the global regulation of agricultural trade and food security with a particular focus on the World Trade Organization and the United Nations system. As the Cadieux-Léger Fellow, he provided the department with advice and research expertise on the global governance of food security. He is currently working on a new research project on governing land-grabbing.
For more information on Matias, click here.