Among the internationally renowned faculty who are affiliated with the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict studies:
Prof. Wendy Wong is Director of the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies 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.
Course(s) teaching this year: PCJ361H1S
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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.
Course(s) teaching this year: PCJ260Y1Y in the fall
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.
Course(s) teaching this year: PCJ260Y1Y in the spring
Sara Dezalay is a lawyer and a political scientist, with a PhD in law from the European University Institute and degrees in international law and international relations from the University Panthéon-Assas and the Institute of Political Sciences in Paris. Her areas of expertise cover international crimes, armed conflicts, and global justice. In the framework of her PhD, she has carried out extensive fieldwork with non-governmental organizations based in the United States and Europe, including MSF, as well as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and more recent NGOs such as International Alert and Search for Common Ground, to study transformations, since the 1980s, in the practices of external inter¬ventions over violent conflicts in the Global South. Focusing on the role played by the law in transnational governance, she has explored processes of mobilization and contests over the legitimation and modalities of intervention - including over the current crisis in Darfur. Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs of the University of Toronto, her research now focuses on the expansion of the field of global justice, by studying the professional trajectories of lawyers and other profes¬sionals operating within international criminal jurisdictions and partaking in processes of post-violence transitions.
She has published in leading journals in Europe on the role of the law, the expansion of global justice, and the global manage¬ment of violent conflict, including as co-coordinator of two special issues on war crimes of the French journal Actes de la recher¬che en sciences sociales.
Course(s) teaching this year: PCJ260Y1Y in the fall
Prof. Seva Gunitsky's research examines the influence of the international system on domestic regime development. His work focuses on analyzing the mechanisms through which external forces like wars, economic crises, and institutional diffusion shape the dynamics of democratization. He has previously published articles in the Journal of International Affairs and World Policy Journal. Vsevolod is currently preparing his first book, Democracy and the Decline of Great Powers, which examines how the sudden rise and fall of great powers has shaped waves of democratic transformations in the twentieth century. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.
Course(s) teaching this year: PCJ460H1F, PCJ461H1S
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