Maria Laura is a U1 student pursuing a degree in Political Science and Latin American Studies. Originally from Argentina, Maria Laura is interested by Latin American politics, but also by Russia and the dynamics of the Syrian conflict. When she's not writing for MIR, she can be found spinning in a ballet class.
Driss is a French & Moroccan U3 student currently pursuing a degree in finance and analytics. His interests range from European politics to Middle Eastern and North African dynamics. When not writing for the MIR, Driss is usually walking around with friends, imitating the breath of Darth Vader.
Enora Lauvau is a U1 student currently pursuing a major in political science and a double minor in international development and Hispanic studies. Originally from France, she has dual Franco-American citizenship, which is where her interest in the American and European regions stems from. On her own time, Enora enjoys discovering different kinds of music or going running.
Erika MacKenzie is a U3 Sociology major with a double minor in International Development and Communications studies. In her writing, Erika has covered a broad range of topics including arts and culture, North American politics, the environment, and social justice issues. Erika has also been published in the McGill Tribune, Global Green News, and HuffPost Canada.
Giordano Baratta is a U2 student pursuing a degree in Political Science and History. A dual citizen of both Canada and Italy, his interests include Canadian politics, European history and contemporary Italian politics. In his free time, you can find him meticulously categorizing his playlists on Spotify.
Joseph Abounohra is a U1 student majoring in International Management and minoring in Political Science. From France and Lebanon, he has lived in eight different countries. His areas of interest include the Middle East, South America, and Sustainability. He dedicates his free time to photography and cooking.
Sajneet is a U1 student studying History and Political Science. Born and raised in India, she is interested in histories and critical theories of South Asia focusing on gender and anti-colonial resistance. In her spare time, she can be found debating, making to-do lists or repairing her two bicycles.
Thierry Prud'homme est un étudiant de U4 en Sciences Politiques et Histoire. Mexicain et québéquois, il s'intéresse principalement aux thèmes liés aux dynamiques socio-politiques de l'Amérique Latine, avec un intérêt spécial pour les héritages coloniaux, la migration, l'institutionalisation des partis politiques et la gouvernance démocratique, entre autres.
Tilila Bakrim is a 3rd year exchange student from SciencesPo Paris, majoring in history and international relations with a focus on Middle-Eastern studies. She is passionate about politics and investigation, drawing, travelling and likes watching series till 2am with a nice cup of hot chocolate.
Ashwin Nair is a third-year student currently majoring in Materials Engineering and minoring in Political Science. As an Indian-Canadian who grew up in Hong Kong, his areas of interest include Canadian & Quebec politics, Indian subcontinental affairs, and Hong Kong-China relations, as well as antiracism, feminism, taxation & wealth redistribution policy, and environmentalism.
Madelyn is a third year student pursuing a degree in Honours Political Science and double minoring in Arabic and Hispanic Studies. She has a strong interest in the refugee crisis and humanitarian issues, particularly those pertaining to Latin America and the Middle East. Additionally, she is passionate about the intersection between environmental issues and social justice.