EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Charles Lepage

Charles is the Editor-in-Chief of the MIR. He completed his History/Political Science BA at McGill before ~logically~ continuing his path at McGill's Faculty of Medicine. McGill once McGill twice, as they say. He focuses on International Relations as well as China and Québec politics.

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MANAGING EDITOR

Christopher Ciafro

Christopher Ciafro is a law student at the McGill Faculty of Law. He previously studied political science at McGill and SciencesPo in Paris. He has experience working in the Canadian civil service, foreign affairs, and politics.

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CREATIVE & MEDIA DIRECTOR

Naomi Shi

Naomi is a U2 student majoring in Political Science and minoring in History and Economics. She has a particular interest in Sino-US relations and the interplay between culture and media. In her spare time, you will find her refreshing her Reddit feed or streaming tennis.

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CONTRIBUTIONS DIRECTOR

Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley is in her third year at McGill, studying Political Science and Russian language. Her interests lie in political theory, development, and modern international power dynamics. Though more accustomed to North Carolina's mild weather, she refuses to let Montréal winters prevent her from enjoying spending time outdoors.

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SENIOR EDITORS

Emma Frattasio

Emma Frattasio is a U3 student pursuing a degree in Political Science and International Development. Originally from Los Angeles, she specializes in North American politics, focusing on social movements, mass media, and urbanism. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to true crime podcasts at double speed.

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Justine Coutu

Justine Coutu is a final year student in Economics and International Development. As a Montreal native, she is particularly interested in North American politics, as well as issues surrounding development. In her free time, you'll find her watching reruns of Grey's Anatomy.

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Lucille Fradin

Lucille Fradin is a U3 student double majoring in Political Science and International Development Studies. She is particularly interested in Southeast Asia and European politics.

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Maëna Raoux

Maëna Raoux is a second year undergraduate student currently studying Economics and Political Science at McGill.

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Sarah Farb

Sarah is a U3 student currently pursuing an Honours degree in Political Science with a minor in History. She's particularly interested in American and Middle Eastern politics.

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SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

EDITORS

Anja Helliot

Anja is a third-year undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Political Science, Economics and African studies. She focuses on Development Issues, Post-Colonialism, and African and European politics. When not editing or writing articles for the MIR, Anja can be found in the streets of Montreal, desperately looking for a good French croissant.

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Apolline Bousquet

After having completed a B.A in political science and International Development Studies, Apolline is now a graduate student pursuing a diploma in Public Administration and Governance. As a French native who grew up in Montréal, she is particularly interested by European affairs and democratic issues.

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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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Clariza-Isabel Castro

Clariza is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in Economics and International Development. She has a strong interest in global education, international law, and the economic implications of foreign affairs.

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Devanshi Bhangle

Devanshi Bhangle is a U1 student pursuing a degree in Microbiology and Immunology with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Her interests include public health, gender studies, and global decolonization. In addition to writing for the MIR, she's on a mission to find the best almond croissant in Montreal.

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Driss Zeghari

Driss is a U1 student currently pursuing a degree in finance. His interests range from international relations to European politics. When not writing for the MIR, Driss is usually walking around with friends, imitating the breath of Darth Vader.

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Emily Jones

Emily Jones is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science, Latin American Studies, and Environmental Studies. Originally from Massachusetts, she has specific interests in the fields of international relations and climate justice.

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Jacob Lokash

Jacob Lokash is a U2 student pursuing a Joint Honours degree in Political Science and History. He is particularly interested in issues related to North American politics, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and climate change.

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Juliana Riverin

Juliana Riverin is a U3 student currently pursuing a double major in Political Science and Canadian Studies. She specializes in culture pieces that relate to the subjects of race and gender, as well as Canadian international affairs. In addition to her role as MIR Contributor Editor, she acts as a Managing Editor for Chrysalis and is a a member of the Project W.O.R.D. Advisory Board.

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Luca Brown

Luca Brown is a first year student in McGill's Law Faculty. His interests in American and Canadian politics, social movements, and issues of wealth inequality.

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Maria Laura Chobadindegui

Maria Laura is a U2 student pursuing a degree in Political Science and Philosophy. Originally from Argentina, Maria Laura is mostly interested by Latin American politics, Canada-Québec relations and the Middle East. When she's not writing for MIR, she can be found spinning in a ballet class.

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Matthias Hoenisch

Matthias Hoenisch is in his third year at McGill, working toward his BA in Political Science and International Development Studies. His areas of interest include electoral politics, emerging democracies, and economic development. In his spare time, he can be found playing and/or watching soccer, tennis, and basketball.

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Max Clark

Max Clark is a Fourth Year student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science. He specializes in American, European and Asian politics, especially American polarization and human rights. He is hoping to gain a deeper understanding of his country's current political turmoil by immersing himself in American politics.

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Nina Russell

Nina is a third-year student pursuing a joint honours degree in Political Science and History. She is interested in human rights and political violence. In her spare time, you can probably find her on a beach with a glass of wine, some brie and a good book.

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Rebecka Eriksdotter Pieder

Rebecka is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science, with minors in Russian Culture and Communication Studies. She specializes in the politics of social justice in North America, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe.

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Sajneet Mangat

Sajneet is a U2 student studying History and Social studies of medicine. She is interested in critical histories of South Asia and and her academic work emphasizes gender, caste, health equity, resistance and violence. In her spare time, she can be found debating, making to-do lists or repairing her two bicycles.

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Sara Parker

Sara is a U1 Political Science student interested in Canadian politics, technology, and social justice. She likes exploring unique angles for well-known subjects, podcasts, and regularly watching the same four movies.

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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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Teresa Tolo

Teresa is a U3 student studying Economics and International Development. She was born in Kenya, has lived in six different countries and speaks four languages. Her main interest lies in issues related to development, politics and economic growth in Africa and South America.

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WRITERS

Adam Steiner

Adam Steiner is a U2 student pursuing a degree in Political Science and Statistics.…

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Adin Chan

Adin is a third-year student double majoring in Economics and Political Science. He…

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Ahrum Joy Kwak

Joy is a third year student pursuing Political Science and International Development…

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Aleza Waheed

Aleza is currently pursuing a degree in International Development and History with a…

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Ali Ege Gursoy

Ali Ege Gursoy is a U3 student pursuing a degree in Economics and Finance. He is…

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Alison Lee

Alison is in her first year at McGill pursuing a degree in Political Science. Her…

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Alua Kulenova

Alua Kulenova is a U2 student studying Honours Political Science and minoring in…

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Amine Kanoun

Amine Kanoun is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Finance and Economy.…

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Amy Rosenbluth

A.K Rosenbluth is a 4th year student of Political Science and International…

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Ana-Maria Dumitrache

Ana Maria is a U2 Political Science student minoring in Sociology and Canadian…

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Anjellica Chen

Anjellica Chen is a 4th year medical student at McGill.

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Anna Beebe

Anna Beebe is a U1 student currently pursuing a degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology.…

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Anna Lafforgue

Anna is a third year student at McGill honouring in Political Science and minoring in…

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Boubacar Ouane

Boubacar Ouane is a U2 student pursuing a degree in Political Science and Economics.…

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Dana Malapit

Dana Malapit is a U3 Honours Political Science student. She is particularly…

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David Duan

David is a U2 student currently pursuing an honours degree in political science while…

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Diane Robert

Diane Robert est une étudiante en troisième année, poursuivant un Bachelor en…

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Ekin Kiziltan

Ekin Kiziltan, is a Turkish-Kurdish U2 student Majoring in History and Political…

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Elizabeth Franceschini

Elizabeth Franceschini studies Political Science and Russian Studies. Her main fields…

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Emma-Jane Ni

Emma is in her third year at McGill pursuing a B.A Joint Honours in Political Science…

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Emmanuelle Caza-Oettel

Emmanuelle is a U2 student at McGill, majoring in International Development Studies…

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Enora Lauvau

Enora Lauvau is a U1 student currently pursuing a double major in political science…

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Erling Rolseth

Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Rolseth spent most of his life between Dallas,…

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Ewan Halliday

Ewan Halliday is a U1 student studying mathematics and economics. His interests…

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Felipe Aas

Felipe Aas is pursuing a BA in Political Science and Geography.

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Giordano Baratta

Giordano Baratta is a U2 student pursuing a degree in Political Science and History.…

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Grace Parish

Grace Parish is a U0 student hoping to study economics and international development,…

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Graydon Davidson

Graydon Davidson is a second year student pursuing a degree in Political Science and…

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Jonah Fried

Jonah Fried is a U1 Political Science and Anthropology student. Originally hailing…

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Jordan Royt

Jordan Royt is a U1 student pursuing a degree in Political Science and Islamic…

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Joseph Abounohra

Joseph Abounohra is a U1 student majoring in International Management and minoring in…

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Joshua Poggianti

Joshua is a U2 French student majoring in Political Science and Economics. His…

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Kayla Rolland

Kayla Maria Rolland is a B.C.L/J.D student at the McGill Faculty of Law. She also…

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Killian Abellon

Killian Abellon is a U1 student currently pursuing a BA&Sc degree in…

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Lauren Naniche

Lauren Naniche is a fourth-year student double-majoring in Economics and Political…

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Léa Cerdán

Léa Cerdán is a U3 student pursuing a degree in Political Science. She is…

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Léna Fary

Léna Fary is a U3 student double majoring in History and Political Science.

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Lila Mooney

Lila Mooney is a third-year undergraduate student pursuing a double-major in…

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Lorenzo Béatrix

Lorenzo Béatrix is a U2 student pursuing a degree in International Development and…

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Louise Toutee

Louise Toutee is a U1 student pursing a Cognitive Science degree with a minor in…

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Marco-Antonio Hauwert…

Marco loves humans but not cats.

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Marie Fester

Marie graduated from McGill in spring 2020 with a First Class Honours Political…

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Mohit Mann

Mohit Mann is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and…

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Nathalie Redick

Nathalie Redick is a U2 student currently pursuing a major in Computer Science with a…

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Nour Mohsen

Nour Mohsen is a second year studying Cognitive Neuroscience and Political Science.

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Ornella Teta

Ornella Teta is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and…

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SOCIAL MEDIA REPORTERS

Elissa Dresdner

Elissa is a first-year student pursuing a double major in Political Science and Vocal Performance. Originally from Denmark, she is particularly interested in the European Union as well as studying conflict and politics in the Middle East.

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GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

Athena Paramithiotis

Athena is a U1 student studying Economics. She is passionate about visual arts and design.

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Olivia Yu

Olivia is a U2 student in Economics. If not drawing, reading or cooking, she can be found questioning whether a minor in Translation is really worth Googling variations of "synonymes cadavre" for three days straight.

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Charlotte Reed

Charlotte Reed is a U0 student from Toronto who plans to pursue a degree in Political Science. She enjoys graphic design, cooking, and skiing.

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Tilila Bakrim

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.

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VIDEOGRAPHERS

Naomi Shi

Naomi is a U2 student majoring in Political Science and minoring in History and Economics. She has a particular interest in Sino-US relations and the interplay between culture and media. In her spare time, you will find her refreshing her Reddit feed or streaming tennis.

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PODCASTERS

Mathieu Lavault

Mathieu is a U3 student majoring in Political Science and Sociology. He has a deep interest in North and South American politics and society. For him what is important in storytelling is telling the truth and being honest.

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Ahrum Joy Kwak

Joy is a third year student pursuing Political Science and International Development with a minor in Hispanic Studies. Her interests lie in climate policies, immigration and IR. When she's not writing for the MIR, you'll probably find her watching spy movies or taking pictures of her dog in clothes.

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Ashwin Nair

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.

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PHOTOGRAPHERS

Madelyn Evans

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.

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