BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Executive Director: Tina J. Park, Ph.D. Candidate,
Department of History, University of Toronto
Tina J. Park is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of Toronto, specializing in Canadian-Korean relations from the 1880s to the 1980s. She graduated from Trinity College with an Honours B.A. in International Relations. Tina is currently a Junior Fellow at Massey College and works as a Korean-English interpreter for governments and corporations. (email@example.com)
Managing Director: Victor MacDiarmid, M.A. (International Relations), University of Toronto
Victor is currently employed as a consultant for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and has received his Master’s degree in the History of International Relations from the University of Toronto. Victor also received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto in International Relations. Prior to working with the CCR2P, Victor worked with the U of T chapter of UNICEF, monitored human rights abuses in the West Bank with the ISM and served on the Executive of the University of Toronto Ski Club.
Co-Chairperson: Patrick Quinton-Brown, Honours BA Candidate, University of Toronto
Patrick studies international relations at the University of Toronto, where R2P forms his primary research interest. A graduate of the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program, he has been awarded the Klaus Goldschlag Prize in International Relations, the John Holmes Scholarship, and the Clarence Redekop Memorial Award. Patrick is a recipient of both the University of Toronto National Scholarship and the TD National Scholarship. Patrick’s original research on R2P dissent and Brazil’s “responsibility while protecting” proposal, supervised by former ICISS Commissioner Dr. Michael Ignatieff, has been presented and published in Brazil. He is currently studying the role of BRICS in implementing mass atrocity prevention.
Co-Chairperson: David Byun, Honours BA Candidate, University of Toronto
David is currently a fourth-year undergrad student majoring in political science at the University of Toronto. As an aspiring political scientist deeply interested in the developing field of global governance, he is excited and honoured to join the CCR2P as a senior research analyst this year. As part of CCR2P, he seeks to not only gain extensive research experience and training, but also explore in depth his own questions regarding the prospects of the R2P principle to become the dominant discourse in the international policy arena over the next decade, and the potential for its gradual universal implementation. Prior to his involvement with the CCR2P, David has served as a research analyst at the G8/G20 Research Group, and as a committee director at the North American Model United Nations—both of which deepened his interest in the R2P norm and led him to apply to be a research analyst for the CCR2P.
Director of Research: Brandon W. Bailey, Honours BA Candidate, University of Toronto
Brandon is a University of Toronto student majoring in International Relations and Canadian Studies with a focus on Canadian foreign policy. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Toronto Canadian Studies Student Journal “Imagi-Nations” and as a research and communications analyst in the G8 and G20 Research Groups.
Director of French Research: Nico Erwes, Honours BA Candidate, University of Toronto
Nicolas will be graduating from Trinity College at the University of Toronto as a Joint Specialist in International Relations and Peace and Conflict studies. His academic research interests include Brazil and China’s foreign policy and their impact on global governance. With the CCR2P, he wishes to investigate how the BRIC countries will use the R2P principle to increase their weight in the international arena. Nicolas is bilingual in French and English as well and prior to working with the CCR2P, worked for Diplomatie, the French journal which specializes in the analysis of global geostrategic and diplomatic relations. Nicolas has also worked as a research assistant for the French Navy High Command in the Strategy and Politics Department, analyzing the white papers of the BRIC countries to find potential threats to French national interests.
Director of Communications: Taylor Lew, Honours BA Candidate, University of Toronto
Taylor is a fourth year International Relations Specialist student at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. He is a graduate of U of T’s Vic One Program’s Lester B. Pearson Stream for Public Service and has frequently been invited as a guest speaker for the Introduction to Historiography seminar class. Taylor is fluent in French and has worked abroad at the Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer, France. Currently, he has returned to his position as a Bilingual Information Officer at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Taylor enjoys being the liaison between organizations and end users. Prior to joining CCR2P, Taylor represented Plan Canada as a youth journalist at the 20th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Geneva, Switzerland, and contributed to the CBC’s G20 Toronto Summit “street view” blog.
Deputy Director of Communications: Dino Alic, Honours BA Candidate, University of Toronto
Dino is a third year Political Science student at Trinity College in the University of Toronto and works on Issues Management and Legislative Affairs with the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario at Queen’s Park. Dino currently serves as the Deputy Director of Communications and Global Governance Research Analyst at the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and is a student fellow at the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies. Dino was also recently accepted as a CJPAC fellow and looks forward to working with politically engaged pro-Israeli students. Dino has volunteered with Local Democracy Week, DECA, and SOS Children’s Villages International and was an Ontario Scholar, receiving the Minto Group Scholarship for political involvement. After graduation, Dino plans to enter a career in public service.
Director of Finance: Tony Kim, Honours BA Candidate, University of Toronto
Tony’s keen interest in international finance, economic development and public policy led him to become a part of CCR2P team. In his role as Deputy Director of Finance and Logistics, Tony hopes to provide students and academic communities with valuable events and experience. He is currently a second-year student specializing in Finance and Economics at Trinity College in University of Toronto. In addition to his involvement with CCR2P, Tony is a senior analyst and director of internal operations at the student-run finance service firm, The Analyst Outsourcing Unit.
Social Events Director: Sowon Kim, Honours BA Candidate, University of Toronto
Sowon is a third-year student studying International Relations and History at the University of Toronto. On a professional capacity, prior to her involvement with the CCR2P, she worked as a research assistant at the Diplomatic Archives in Seoul, South Korea. She was also involved with the G8/G20 Research Group at the Munk School of Global Affairs as a research analyst, assisting Professor John Kirton. She was accredited through the Globe and Mail to attend the Seoul G20 Summit 2010 and analyzed various media outlets in both English and Korean.