Among the internationally renowned faculty who are affiliated with the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice:
Prof. Wendy Wong is Director of the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice and is Assistant Professor of Political Science. Her main research interests lie at the crossroads of International Relations and Comparative Politics. She is interested in the politics of organization, why human being choose to act collectively, their choices to go about doing it, and the effects of those choices. Research interests include: human rights, humanitarianism, international law, social movements, indigenous politics, the rights of ethnic minorities, and the role of networks. Her research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Successful Societies research program. Her book, Internal Affairs, was published by Cornell University Press in 2012. She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. Go to Prof Wong's website
Prof. Vera Achvarina’s research focuses on human security and mobilization of people for armed conflict. Her current work examines the conditions under which children are recruited by non-state armed groups. She has published several articles, including in the journal International Security and Political Science Quarterly. She is currently preparing her first book, Adult Abductors and Child Conscripts: Explaining Child Soldier Recruitment by Non-state Armed Groups, which examines the aspects of child recruitment in intrastate wars. Prof. Achvarina holds a Ph.D. in International and Public Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. In 2006 she was a visiting researcher at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Norway.
Nancy’s research focuses on normative questions in international relations, with the goal of uncovering global principles that can provide a realistic moral foundation for a just and peaceful global order. Entitled Beyond Power and Plenty, her first book develops a civic conception of global justice to address the challenges of poverty and inequality as they arise in a plural world. Her second book will examine the practical implications of this theory for policy debates on the global governance of trade, health, and the environment. This work will pay special attention to the roles played by practices of collective justification in the construal of fairness claims and the necessity of developing governance mechanisms that allow for principled and rule-governed civil disobedience within multilateral global institutional frameworks.
Wilfred (Will) Greaves
Wilfrid (Will) Greaves is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. His primary research examines how the security implications of climate change have been conceptualized and pursued in the Canadian and circumpolar Arctic regions. An Ontario Graduate Scholar, SSHRC Doctoral Scholar and DFAIT Graduate Student Fellow, he is author of several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and working papers. He has taught undergraduate courses in security studies, International Relations, and Canadian foreign policy at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto. A graduate of the University of Calgary and Bishop’s University, his research interests include security theory, human and environmental security studies, natural resource development and climate change, Canadian foreign policy, and complex peacebuilding operations.
Prof. Gunitsky's research examines the effects of international influences such as major wars and economic crises on the evolution of democracy over the twentieth century. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as International Organization, International Theory, and The Journal of International Affairs. His current book project examines how the sudden rise and fall of powerful states have shaped the spread of democracy since World War I. A native of St. Petersburg, he also has a regional interest in the post-Soviet space. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University. Go to Prof Gunitsky's website
Prof. Teichman is Professor of Political Science and International Development Studies. She is the author of four books, one co-authored book, and over 40 articles on politics and development in the global south and in Latin America. Her work has appeared in such scholarly journals as International Political Science Review, World Development, Global Governance, Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics and Society, Third World Quarterly, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Mexican Studies, among others. She is a former editor of The Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean, has served as Consultant to the U.S. Library of Congress and contributing editor for the library’s collection on the political economy of Mexico, and on the Academic Advisory Council on International Trade, Government of Canada. Her current research focuses on poverty, inequality and social welfare regimes in the global south, politics and policymaking in Chile, Argentina and Mexico, and on the relationship between inequality and political and criminal violence, with a focus on rural insurgency and drug trafficking in Mexico. Email Prof. Teichman
Gustavo Carvalho’s research focuses on the institutions and practices that underpin international financial markets and their causal and constitutive effects on economic policymaking inside states, particularly in Latin America. He is currently working on his PhD dissertation, which looks at domestic political factors and at the structural, international, economic factors that helped constrain and shape the decisions by Brazilian policymakers to borrow abroad, default or restructure the country’s foreign debt during the periodic debt crises that hit Brazil from the 1880s to the 1980s. He is also interested in active learning techniques such as games and simulations, and has used and designed a few simulations to teach International Relations at the undergraduate level. Mr. Carvalho is a lawyer by formation and worked in the Brazilian financial markets for 6 years before shifting to an academic career. He holds a degree in Law from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and an MA in International Relations from the International Relations Institute at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.
Gregory Eady is a PhD student in political science at the University of Toronto. His thesis research applies quantitative methods to help determine the causes of civil conflict. Through a novel use of United Nations General Assembly roll-call data, his research examines the effects of the international system and superpower alliances on the outbreak of civil war. Gregory has also conducted fieldwork with Dr. Peter Loewen in villages in rural Malawi to test the effects of ethnicity and social network position on altruistic and trust behavior. He is the Director of Analytics for Vote Compass, a voting literacy non-profit organization that has worked with CBC, The Wall Street Journal, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Jordan Guthrie, Hons. BA (McGill), MA (Dalhousie) is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science, studying comparative political economy in sub-Saharan Africa. His research asks how different local structures of customary authority shape struggles over land and outcomes of market-oriented property rights reforms in Tanzania. Currently writing his dissertation entitled, Land and Leviathan: Rural Politics and Land Tenure Reform Implementation in Tanzania, Jordan has published on the conflict in northern Uganda, and presented work on agrarian institutional change at a number of international conferences. His doctoral fieldwork was funded by the International Development Research Centre and took place over ten months in Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, and Coast regions of Tanzania, during which time he was a visiting researcher in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Jordan is also a Junior Fellow at Massey College. Ongoing research interests include the microsocial determinants of conflict and institutional change, and conceptualizing the interaction of global, national, and local level forces in shaping pathways of development in sub-Saharan Africa.