The Trusteeship Program aims to connect students studying international relations from across the 7 colleges with the International Relations Society. Trustees will represent students from their college, participate in discussions on international relations, write event reports and summaries, assist in the organizational capacity of the Society, and meet other students in the program. If you are studying IR in one of these colleges, please feel free to reach out to these individuals with any questions you have about the IRSociety and IR program.
International relations society trustees 2016-17
Alexandra is a 4th year International Relations and Women and Gender Studies double major at the Woodsworth College, University of Toronto. In addition to being involved with the trustee program for 2 years, she has been involved in the IRSociety’s mentorship program, as a Communication Coordinator for Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and as a UTSU Week of Welcome Orientation Leader. This year she is getting involved with the Re:Locations Journal as a Senior Editor, and looks forward to joining more co-curricular activities offered by Woodsworth College and the University at large before graduating in the spring and going on to Graduate School.
Tyler Rogerson is a second-year student pursuing a double-major in both International Relations and History at Trinity College. His research interests include: the effect of military doctrines on state policy, drone warfare, and global health. He is currently the Director of Communications for the University of Toronto Liberals and has formerly served as a Junior Compliance Analyst for the G7 Research Group. He looks forward to helping engage Trinity College students in the work of the IR Society and is excited to help Members of College with any of their IR-related questions or concerns.
Feaven Abidta is a third year student at Victoria College majoring in International Relations and Political Science, with a keen interest in the EU, human rights, and international law. In fact, she’s been lucky enough to further explore some of these interests as a research analyst at the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, the G7 Group, and the Munk School of Global Affairs. Most importantly, she’s looking forward to getting fellow Vic students more involved with the IR society and hopes to meet you all!
Maryam Rahimi is a third-year student at St. Michael's College, majoring in International Relations and Political Science. Her primary research interests lie in the intersection of orientalism and international law, with a particular interest in the functioning of human rights in the Middle East. When she is not busy studying or discussing politics, Maryam enjoys drinking tea and reading cheesy romantic novels in comfy spots around campus. Maryam is excited to represent her college at the IR Society this year and looks forward to helping make the society more inclusive.
Courtney is a fourth year student studying International Relations (major), Political Science (minor), and European Union Studies (minor) at New College, University of Toronto. Her specific research interest is sustainable development in Africa and the role of social policy. This is Courtney’s first year of involvement with the IR society and she is very excited to act as the New College Trustee. Courtney is also a research analyst for the G7 and G20 Research Group, a compliance director for the G20 Research Group, and a country specialist (South Africa) for the BRICS Research Group.
Joshua Rossetti is a second-year student at St Michael’s College, University of Toronto studying International Relations and European Studies, with a minor in Business German. This is his second-year of serving with the IRSociety, having worked as a Junior Editor for the Attaché Journal last year. Joshua is also involved on campus as a member of the Hart House Debates Committee and as President of the German Studies Students’ Union. He has previously studied French at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and EU-Russian relations at the University of Tartu, Estonia.
Rhea is a third year student at University College pursuing a double major in International Relations and Criminology & Socio-Legal Studies with a minor in Psychology. This is Rhea’s first year serving the IR Society, and she is excited to engage other UC students with any IR related questions or concerns. Outside of the IR Society, Rhea is also the Co-Founder and Vice-President of The Citizens Foundation – University of Toronto, the Director of Procedures and Training for North American Model United Nations (NAMUN), as well as a two-time UC Orientation Leader.