Staff

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 an honours political science student at McGill University and Montréal native. He has experience working in the Canadian civil service, and a certificate in International Conflict Studies from SciencesPo Paris. If he ever goes missing, you can probably find him at the nearest piano, playing Italian folk songs.

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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 second-year French undergraduate student, pursuing a degree in Political Science, Economics and African studies. She focuses on Development Issues, Post-Colonialism, African and European politics.

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                      Apolline Bousquet

                      Apolline is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in Political-Science and International Development Studies. She specializes in European and American politics.

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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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                            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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                              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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                                  Maria Laura Chobadindegui

                                  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.

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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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                                        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 U1 student pursuing a degree in Political Science and Statistics.…

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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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                                                    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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                                                        Anna Beebe

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

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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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                                                              Devanshi Bhangle

                                                              Devanshi Bhangle is a U0 student pursuing a degree in Biology with a minor in German.…

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                                                                Diane Robert

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

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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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                                                                      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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                                                                                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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                                                                                    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 third-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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                                                                                            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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                                                                                              Madelyn Evans

                                                                                              Madelyn is a third year student pursuing a degree in Honours Political Science and…

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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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                                                                                                    Matthias Hoenisch

                                                                                                    Matthias Hoenisch is about to enter his third year at McGill, working toward his…

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                                                                                                      Max Clark

                                                                                                      Max Clark is a Third Year student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science.…

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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 U1 student currently pursuing a major 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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                                                                                                              Paloma Baumgartner

                                                                                                              Paloma Baumgartner is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Literature,…

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                                                                                                                Renée Lehman

                                                                                                                Renée Lehman studies Honours Political Science with minors in Philosophy and…

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                                                                                                                  Robin Vochelet

                                                                                                                  Robin Vochelet is in his fourth and final year at McGill University, currently…

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                                                                                                                  Sajneet Mangat

                                                                                                                  Sajneet is a U2 student studying History and Political Science. She is interested in…

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                                                                                                                    Savannah Sguigna

                                                                                                                    Savannah is a second-year student in English and Communications. She likes to listen…

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                                                                                                                      Sophie Wirzba

                                                                                                                      Sophie is a U3 student in International Development Studies and Political Science.…

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                                                                                                                        Theo Chiara

                                                                                                                        Theo is a U2 Political Science and Philosophy student originally from Philadelphia.…

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                                                                                                                          Thierry Prud'homme

                                                                                                                          Thierry Prud'homme est un étudiant de U2 en Sciences Politiques et Histoire. Mexicain…

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                                                                                                                            Tim Rhydderch

                                                                                                                            U2 undergraduate student at McGill University studying Politics and Philosophy.

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                                                                                                                              Triumph Kerins

                                                                                                                              Triumph Kerins is a U2 Economics student, minoring in Psychology. His main area of…

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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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                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                    GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

                                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                                              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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