INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SOCIETY EXECUTIVE 2018-2019
Aisha Ryan — Co-President
Aisha Ryan is a fourth year Trinity College student pursuing a double major in International Relations and Health Studies. She has an acute interest in how a human rights framework can be applied to international development, with an emphasis on the health outcomes for marginalized populations. This year Aisha is the Chair of the Trinity College Board of Stewards, Trinity Student Senator, Member of the University Affairs Board, Clerk of the St. George Round Table, and the Co-Head of Research at the Canadian Centre for Responsibility to Protect at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. She spent last summer interning at the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, and has previously worked for The Right Honourable David Johnston, 28th Governor General of Canada, and at the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada. Aisha is excited to spend this year broadening the scope of IR Society events to introduce a greater focus on the intersection of international relations with the developing world, climate change, and health.
Jing Wang — Co-President
Jing Wang is a fourth year student at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, pursuing a double major in International Relations and Contemporary Asian Studies. Jing is also an alumna of the Trinity One Program International Relations Stream. Her academic interests lie in the rise of China in global governance, Japanese history and culture, and the implications of race, gender, and environmental issues in Asian migration. Jing has been previously involved with the G7 and G20 Research Groups, the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, and Trinity Women in Leadership, where she is serving again as Co-President. She is looking forward to serving a final year on the International Relations Society, and hopes to build purposeful events and relationships for students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
Madeleine Bauer — Vice-President, Communications
Madeleine Bauer is a second year student planning to specialize in Political Science with research interests in human rights, global development, international law, and security. She is an alumna of the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One International Relations stream and formerly served as the Junior Editor of the Attaché Journal of International Affairs for the IR Society. Madeleine currently works as the Director of Media for the Association of Political Science Students, content editor of the Stephanos, Trinity Women in Leadership Mentor, and is a member of the Women in International Security organization. Madeleine spent the past summer in Paris, doing an exchange at Sciences Po and is excited to bring these experiences to her role with the IR Society and looks forward to engaging with students and faculty across campus.
Miriam Lustig — Vice-President, Mentorship
Miriam Lustig is a second year Trinity College student, pursuing a major in International Relations and minors in Philosophy and Spanish. Her academic interests include human rights, genocide and mass violence, and international and refugee law. She has been involved with the G7 Research Group, and is currently a research assistant in global environmental and health governance. She spent the summer in her home town of San Francisco doing country conditions research for the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, but is excited to be back in Toronto and involved with the IR Society.
Ethan Strathdee — Vice-President, Administration
Ethan Strathdee is a second-year student pursuing a double major in International Relations and History. He completed the Trinity One International Relations Program and served as Junior Editor of the Attaché Journal of International Affairs during first year. On campus, he is currently involved in the Hart House Debates and Dialogues Committee. He ultimately hopes to study law. Ethan is excited about his role on the executive and looks forward to helping organize a successful year for the IR Society.
Justin Liu — Vice-President, Finance
Justin Liu is a second year student pursuing an Economics and Statistics dual degree, and is an alumnus of the Munk One Program at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Justin has a strong interest in economic development, especially in regards to emerging markets and their interactions within the global economy. He was previously part of the G7 Research Group.
Sarah Ingle — Directory of Strategy
Sarah Ingle is a third year student at Trinity College in International Relations (major), Digital Humanities and Political Science (double minor). Her interests are in governance, human security and rights in the Internet age. In past years, she was First Year Representative and VP of Mentorship for the IR Society and looks forward to working with the exec to deliver a great year of programming!
Emma Rogers — First Year Representative
Emma is a first year student at Trinity College hoping to complete a double major in International Relations and Global Health. Emma is currently studying in the Munk One program at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and is looking forward to using her background in the life sciences to contribute a unique perspective to the International Relations Society. She hopes to one day work in the field of public health, where she can help advance the reproductive rights of women in developing nations.
Alexandra Nicu — First Year Representative
Alex is a first year student at Trinity College currently in the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One International Relations program. She is studying Humanities and hopes to go into International Relations and Criminology. While completing her studies, Alex wants to get involved with a variety clubs and organizations around campus. Alex is looking forward to engaging in discussions about global affairs and becoming involved in the IR community. She hopes she can work in the field of human rights in the future and she is excited to be “part of the conversation.”
Nika Gottlieb — Junior Editor, Attaché Journal of International Affairs
Sean Garner — Junior Editor, Attaché Journal of International Affairs
Sean Garner is a first-year student at Trinity College enrolled in the Trinity One International Relations program. Sean hopes to major in International Relations and Public Policy with considerable interests in Canadian Government and immigration policy. Sean hopes to bring a good work ethic and ability to operate in a team environment to the IR Society. Eventually, Sean hopes to be involved writing immigration policy under a global context and hopes experiences gained from the IR Society can help with this goal.