Team Amanpour

Theo Gordon-Moritz

Theo Gordon-Moritz is a U4 pursuing a degree in Political Science and Economics. Coming from a Swiss background, he is interested in European politics alongside international finance and foreign policy. His other interests include boxing and financial market analysis.

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Nikita Buchko

Nikita Buchko is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and Economics alongside a minor in Management. He specializes in Eastern European foreign policy, particularly regarding former Soviet states. Aside from writing for MIR, Nikita loves to go shopping for home decor at Winners.

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Magdalene Karalis

Magdalene Karalis is a third year student pursuing a degree in Honours Political Science and Russian. She’s been a staff writer at MIR for two years in a row now. Magdalene is passionate about raising awareness to controversies in Justice Systems internationally and to Human Rights Abuses. She plans to pursue a career in law after her studies at McGill and also to someday feed a Koala.

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Juliana Riverin

Juliana Riverin is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and a minor in Canadian Studies. She specializes in culture pieces that relate to the subjects of race and gender, as well as Canadian international affairs. When not writing for MIR she acts as a web editor for Chrysalis.

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Jeremy Allen

Jeremy Allen is a second year student currently pursuing a degree in History, Philosophy, and Persian Language. He specializes in Iran and the Caucasus as well as the broader Middle East and the region's trans-national movements.

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Inbar Amit

Inbar Amit in a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in Economics and Political Science. Originally from Israel, he has an interest in Middle Eastern politics and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. When he's not writing for MIR, you could usually find him streaming soccer at Redpath or chugging coffee.

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Ethan Fogel

Ethan Fogel is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Economics and Russian. Originally from Pittsburgh, he grew up in Russia, Venezuela, Colombia, and Oman. He specializes in Russian and American foreign policy.

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Emily Hunt

Emily Hunt is a fourth year Honours Political Science major with a minor in European History. Her interests lie in American and European politics as well as, more specifically, in international security, cybersecurity, and human behaviour. She is fascinated by the interplay between historic trends and political outcomes.

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Elizabeth Franceschini

Elizabeth Franceschini is a U1 student currently pursuing a B.A. in Political Science and International Development. Her main fields of interest include Russian foreign affairs, nationalist movements and philosophy, as well as immigration trends and policy. Outside of class and extracurricular activities, Elizabeth enjoys watching classic Hollywood cinema.

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Elena Symmes

Elena is in her third and final year at McGill studying History and Russian. She grew up in Washington, D.C. and is looking forward to returning home after graduation to start her career in public policy. Specializing in American politics and the history of the South, Elena is also passionate about Appalachia, SEC football, road trips, and celebrity chefs.

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Brianna Proceviat

Brianna Paris Proceviat is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science. Concerned about the future of democracy around the world, she specializes in the workings of authoritarian regimes, particularly in the Middle East. When Brianna's not thinking about how to rig elections or the curse of oil, you can often spot her at BDA, dancing to Taylor Swift.

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Alfred Crooks

Alfie Crooks is a U3 Political Science student from London, United Kingdom. He has an interest in the intersection of politics and media, North American and European domestic politics, and holding those in power accountable. When he’s not writing for MIR he’s posting on their Instagram @mcgill_international_review (give it a follow).

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Team Bass

Stavroula Pabst

Stavroula is a M2 student pursuing a masters degree in History. She has a BA in History and Modern Greek from the Ohio State University with a minor in Russian. She specializes in North American and Eastern European politics, feminist politics, and the politics of migration. In her free time, Stavroula enjoys comedy writing and improv.

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Rebecka Pieder

Rebecka is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science, with minors in Social Entrepreneurship and Communication Studies. She specializes in North American and European politics.

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Mark Siraut

Mark is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and History. He specializes in International Security and European, particularly British politics. He was born on St Helena, an island in the South Atlantic Ocean, where Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled after his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

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Marie Schutz

Marie is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in Finance, with a concentration in International Business. She specializes in European politics.

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Lilla Adams

Lilla is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science, with minors in Communication Studies and International Development. She specializes in North American/European politics, political theory, and media in politics.

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Kayla Holmes

Kayla is a U3 student currently pursuing a major in International Development and minors in Social Entrepreneurship and Computer Science. She specializes on the political and socio-cultural dimensions of the rights of minorities and marginalized populations.

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Jack Kline

Jack is a U1 student currently pursuing a double major in Economics and Political Science. He specializes in monetary policy and macroeconomic trends in Europe and North America.

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Hae Young Chung

Christina is a U3 student, pursuing a double major in Anthropology and Political Science. She specializes in North American politics, namely social and legal dynamics of minority rights and efforts for equality.

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Graeme Murray

Graeme is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science, with a minor in History. He specializes in North American and European politics.

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Emilio Rosenthal

Emilio is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and History. He specializes in North American and European politics.

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Artemis Archimandriti

Artemis is a U3 student, currently pursuing a major in Political Science, and minors in Philosophy and Russian. She specializes in international cultural and social affairs.

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Anne Karam

Anne is a U4 student currently studying International Development with minors in Hispanic Studies and Management. She specializes in North American and European politics as well as questions of social justice and issues surrounding the environment.

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Team Cooper

Wing Wong

Wing Wong is a U1 student currently studying Political Science and Computer Science. Having spent his life in China, Hong Kong, and Canada, he is fascinated by East-Asian geo-politics, economic development of developing countries, and the relationship between developing and developed countries. Outside of MIR, Wing enjoys hanging out with friends and reading Wikipedia articles.

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Siddak Ahuja

Siddak Ahuja is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science & International Development. Originally an Indian from Singapore and the UAE, he has a keen interest in Socialist economics, the Cooperative movement, Indian domestic politics, Indian foreign policy, and Middle-Eastern politics. When he's not writing for MIR, Siddak is usually making memes, doing ModelUN, or…

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Selene Coiffard-D'Amico

Selene is currently pursuing a degree in Economics and Philosophy and comes from a multicultural and multilingual background. In addition to her fields of study, she is passionate about History and Biology because of the roles they play in understanding ourselves and others.

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Rachel Nixon

Rachel Nixon is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Honours International Development and Political Science with a double minor in Environment and Gender, Sexuality, Feminist and Social Justice Studies. Hailing from beautiful British Columbia, she has a keen interest in Canadian foreign policy, environmental issues and feminist analysis. In her spare time, Rachel is either writing her…

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Nathan Manhas

Nathan Manhas is a U1 student currently pursuing a degree in International Development Studies and History. Born in Calgary, he has lived in Dallas, Texas for the past six years. His interests lie in diplomacy, conflict resolution, religion, international relations theory, and historical analysis.

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Muhammad Huzaifa Elahi

Muhammad Huzaifa Elahi is a U3 Software Engineering student. Originally from Pakistan, he has a deep interest in South Asian and North American politics, and history. If he's not writing articles or studying, it's a safe bet he's having poutine.

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Cesar Ramirez

Chino is a U1 student currently pursuing a degree in Sociology and International Development Studies. He specializes in social change and politics in North America and Asia Pacific.

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Brian McGinn

Brian McGinn is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in urban studies. Originally from suburban America, he is particularly interested in urbanism and sustainable development in East Asia and abroad. When Brian isn't writing from MIR, you can probably find him trying to find a decent cup of coffee or in line at Soupe Café about to buy his 4th grilled cheese of the week.

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Asha Bittenbender

Asha Bittenbender is a U3 student pursuing a Joint Honours degree in Political Science and English - Drama & Theatre. Originally from Alaska, she grew up in India and Poland. At McGill she has focused on conflict and peace processes in the Global South, and the role of justice in peacebuilding, especially in the post-colonial context.

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Anna Aryal

Anna Aryal is a U1 student currently pursuing a degree in Anthropology with a minor in Italian Studies. She is interested in affairs in South and Southeast Asia, migration, and cultural and economic development. In her free time, Anna enjoys film photography.

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Andy S. Lee

U2 Student pursuing joint honours in political science and international development. Interested in Asian political affairs and international refugee policy.

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Team Douek

Michael Leger

Michael Leger studies History and Political Science. He writes on North American politics, with a particular focus on rural issues and health. He grew up in New Brunswick.

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Muhammad Shahzeb Akhtar

Muhammad Shahzeb Akhtar is U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and Economics with a focus on International Relations and International Economy and Trade. He specializes in the politics of the Middle East, South Asia and North America.

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Ornella Teta

Ornella Teta is a U1 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and International Development Studies. She specializes in African politics, human rights and International Law.

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Liam Meisner

Liam Meisner is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in history. He focuses on political movements and conflict in Latin America and the Middle East. Since writing doesn't pay, he also works as a soccer referee.

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Elina Qureshi

Elina Qureshi is a U1 student currently pursuing a double major in Economics & International Development. She focuses on Middle East politics, Canadian foreign policy, and international institutions.

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Megan Kamps

Megan Kamps is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in anthropology and economics. She specializes in extractive industries and West African affairs.

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Dil Bola

Dil Bola is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and World Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies. She specializes in the politics of Islamic civilizations, states and societies primarily in the Middle East region.

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Sarah Herlaut

Sarah Herlaut is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and International Development Studies. She focuses on Middle Eastern politics, conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

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Evelyne Goulet
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Alexandra Yiannoutsos

Alexandra Yiannoutsos is a U3 student pursuing a joint degree in political science and economics. She specializes in African politics and women's issues. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering at a local daycare.

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Team Lamar

Sophia Kamps

Sophia Kamps is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in political science and art history. She specializes in American politics, international relations, and the intersection of politics and culture. When she's not writing articles or crying over schoolwork, Sophia likes to watch The Office and care for her plants.

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Philippa Roots

Philippa Roots is a U3 student studying Sustainability and Economics. Her main focus is on climate change, natural resources, and the intersection of environmental, social, and economic spheres of sustainability. Outside of classes, she enjoys escaping the city to wander around in forests.

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Matthieu Manzoni

Matthieu Manzoni is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Sociology and Psychology. From France and Canada, but having grown up in Singapore, he has a specific interested in East to West international relations, South East Asian policy making, as well as ethical issues of the modern society. When he is not writing for MIR, Matthieu is most likely on his quest to find The perfect pasta…

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Liam Ragan

Liam Ragan is currently in his last year of a degree in Anthropology and Environment. His primary focus is sustainability and community based conservation, namely, how decentralizing authority over natural resources can lead to sustainable outcomes. Liam has to date ridden 4 species of megafauna, a number which he hopes to one day increase.

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Kara Anderson

Kara Anderson is an undergraduate student at McGill University pursuing a joint honors degree in Hispanic Literature and Latin American Studies. She specializes in postcolonial studies in Latin America, focusing primarily on Mayan Women in Guatemala in the current post-war era. A major part of her research thus centers around sustainable development, at both the communal and individual level, in…

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Iman Lahouaoula
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Hanna Oosterveen

Hanna Oosterveen is finishing up her final year at McGill, majoring in International Development Studies and minoring in Management. Ever since her family's morning ritual of watching CNN's Christiane Amanpour over breakfast, she's had a keen interest in pursuing journalism. Through her studies, she's been able to pinpoint which areas pull her in the most. Most recently, climate change and its…

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Gretel Kahn

Gretel Kahn is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Honours International Development with minors in History and Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies. Hailing from Panama, Gretel is a proud Latina at heart thus she has an unwavering interest in Latin American domestic and foreign politics. Aside from writing about Latin America, she also has a keen interest in topics about gender,…

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Etienne Lee

Etienne Lee is currently in his third year studying History, Political Science and GIS. He is from Hong Kong and developed an immense interest in Political Theory, Intellectual Property and the Hip Hop genre. In his spare time he messes around with Ableton and explores Montreal to seek out the best places for fried chicken

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Angello Alcazar
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Alyssa Nazmi

Alyssa Nazmi is a U1 student currently pursuing a degree in Economics and Political Science with a minor in Mathematics. As a Bangladeshi-American, she is interested in East-West relations, political economy, international law, and environmental economics. When she's not writing for MIR or studying, Alyssa enjoys making music, DJing, and taking photos.

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Team Gary

Juliette Mamelonet-Régnier

Juliette Mamelonet-Régnier is a U4 Religious Studies and Political Science student at McGill University. Through journalism, she aims to protect the environment and defend animal rights as well as to empower women, indigenous communities, LGBTQ people and other marginalized groups whose voices need to be heard at the political level.

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Lauren Naniche
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Michaela Faiola

Michaela Faiola is a U2 student currently pursuing a double-degree in Mathematics & Statistics and Economics at McGill University. Within MIR, she specializes in European affairs, writing articles focused on the economy and trade of both the European Union and its members. Despite being canadian, she is always the least prepared for the chilling Montreal temperatures.

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Paloma Baumgartner

Paloma Baumgartner is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Literature, Hispanic studies and Social Entrepreneurship, in the aim to work in publishing later on. Within MIR, she specializes in European affairs. She is one of the rare French people who actually dislike cheese. Fortunately for her, wine is not an issue.

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William Stevens

William is a U3 International Development student at McGill University. He specializes in development issues affected by cultural clashes between the developed and developing world, aiming to shift the Western-centric perception of international issues in order to create more responsive political agendas. He loves eating French dishes and bragging about his home-country, yet hates being…

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Elias Lemercier

Elias Lemercier is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and Sociology. He specializes in french politic and globally in Europe affairs.

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Team Shuli (Social Media)

Nathan Manhas

Nathan Manhas is a U1 student currently pursuing a degree in International Development Studies and History. Born in Calgary, he has lived in Dallas, Texas for the past six years. His interests lie in diplomacy, conflict resolution, religion, international relations theory, and historical analysis.

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Artemis Archimandriti

Artemis is a U3 student, currently pursuing a major in Political Science, and minors in Philosophy and Russian. She specializes in international cultural and social affairs.

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Evelyne Goulet
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Etienne Lee

Etienne Lee is currently in his third year studying History, Political Science and GIS. He is from Hong Kong and developed an immense interest in Political Theory, Intellectual Property and the Hip Hop genre. In his spare time he messes around with Ableton and explores Montreal to seek out the best places for fried chicken

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Alfred Crooks

Alfie Crooks is a U3 Political Science student from London, United Kingdom. He has an interest in the intersection of politics and media, North American and European domestic politics, and holding those in power accountable. When he’s not writing for MIR he’s posting on their Instagram @mcgill_international_review (give it a follow).

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