RESEARCHERS

Esra Çuhadar is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Bilkent University in Turkey. Her research interests include inclusive peace processes, mediation, track two diplomacy and role of civil society in peacebuilding.
Clay is a PhD candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. His research centers on the concepts of green growth and degrowth in global environmental governance.
Dr. Evan Hoffman is a Senior Associate at the Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation (CIIAN) and a mediator with Concorde Inc. His research focuses on international mediation and sustainable peace agreements.
Thomas Homer-Dixon holds the CIGI chair of global systems at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and is a professor at the University of Waterloo. Recently, his research has focused on threats to global security in the 21st century including climate change and energy scarcity.
Scott is a PhD candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Scott’s research interests are situated at the intersection of science and policy, in the areas of climate change, global health, and artificial intelligence.
Lieutenant Colonel Last teaches in the Department of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada. His research interests focus on third party intervention in protracted social conflict.
Michael is a PhD candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. His research focuses on the emergence of non-state patterns of governance in the midst of conflict and insecurity.
Jonathan Leader Maynard is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. He studies the role of ideology in political violence and armed conflict, especially in mass killings of civilians.
Jasmin is a PhD candidate at the Freie Universität Berlin and University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany. Her research focuses on processes of innovation and changeability of beliefs in the field of early childhood education and care.
Matto Mildenberger is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California Santa Barbara. His research explores the political drivers of policy inaction in the face of serious social and economic threats posed by global climate change.
Manjana Milkoreit is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Purdue University. Her research explores actor motivations and policy design in global climate change politics and diplomacy.
Steven Mock is the Research Director of the Ideological Conflict Project. He is a research professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and associate member of the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation.
Jinelle Piereder is a PhD candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Her research focuses on ideological conflict within international arms control regimes and global climate change governance.
Stephen Quilley is Associate Professor in Social and Ecological Innovation at the University of Waterloo. His research interests range from the historical sociology of Norbert Elias and urban regeneration, to the long term dynamics of human ecology.
Tobias Schröder is a research professor for Social Sciences and Sustainable Urban Development at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany. His interdisciplinary research focuses on trying to understand the dynamics of social interaction and emotional experience.
Vanessa Schweizer is an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on the problem of cross-disciplinary knowledge integration and the design of scenarios for the human dimensions of large-scale environmental change.
Paul Thagard is a philosopher, cognitive scientist, and author of many interdisciplinary books. He is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo, where he founded and directed the Cognitive Science Program.
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