Board of Directors
Tina Jiwon Park
Dr. Tina J. Park is a co-founder and executive director of the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect at the University of Toronto. In that capacity, Dr. Park has advised over thirty governments and international organizations on their human rights policies, including the former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, the UN office on the prevention of genocide, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Inter-Action Council. Her areas of expertise include Canadian-Korean relations, inter-Korean relations, and peace & stability in the Asia-Pacific. In the past seven years, she has taught Canadian foreign policy and history of espionage at the University of Toronto. Dr. Park is a frequent commentator in the media on North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, human rights issues and NATO. She is working on a manuscript examining the Korean peace process. Dr. Park is a graduate of Trinity College (summa cum laude) and speaks seven languages. She is currently based in Rome at the NATO Defense College. (www.tinapark.ca)
Dr. Tina Park est la co-fondatrice et directrice exécutive du Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, basé à l'Université de Toronto. Dans ce rôle, Dr. Park a conseillé plus de 30 gouvernements et organisations internationales à propos de leurs politiques en matière de droits de la personne, incluant l'ex-Secrétaire général des Nations Unies Ban Ki Moon, le bureau du Conseiller spécial pour la prévention du génocide, l'Union interparlementaire et le Inter-Action Council. Ses champs d'expertise incluent les relations Canada-Corée, les relations inter-coréennes, ainsi que la paix et la stabilité dans la région Asie-Pacifique. Durant les sept dernières années, elle a donné des cours sur la politique étrangère du Canada et l'histoire de l'espionnage à l'Université de Toronto. Dr. Park intervient régulièrement dans les médias au sujet du programme nucléaire de la Corée du Nord, des droits de la personne, et de l'OTAN. Elle travaille à l'écriture d'un livre sur le processus de paix sur la péninsule coréenne. Dr. a complété ses études supérieures au Trinity College (avec distinction) et parle sept langues. Elle est actuellement basée à Rome, au NATO Defense College. (www.tinapark.ca)
Michael is a Fourth year student at Trinity college of the University of Toronto, pursuing a specialist in International Relations and a major in Philosophy. A graduate of the International Relations stream of the Margaret Macmillan Trinity One program, Michael is interested particularly in the intersection between the theory and practice of distributive justice, socioeconomic conditions, and human rights-- all of which are key considerations within R2P. Michael is very much looking forward to advancing the scope of public discourse on R2P by serving as the Centre’s Deputy Executive Director.
Victor is currently pursuing a J.D. at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. He was formerly 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. Victor oversees human resources and strategic planning at the CCR2P and has co-authored a publication with Dr. Jennifer Welsh, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on R2P.
Safaa is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto majoring in Political Science, and minoring in Psychology, and French. Her interest in the forces that shape our society, and behaviour have led her to pursue studies in these fields. Her commitment to the community drove her to working as a Special Projects Assistant to the Hart House Department of Recreation and Wellness, in order to establish a more welcoming environment to underrepresented populations on campus. She is excited to join the CCR2P this year as the Managing Director of Youth Outreach and Education.
Sasha Aristotle is a fourth year University of Toronto student pursuing History, English and Economics. A graduate of the Northrop Frye stream of the VicOne Program, Sasha is particularly interested in international law, social justice and economic inequality. Apart from her previous involvement with CCR2P, Sasha has worked as a Junior Fellow for the Canadian International Council, edited for the Hart House Review and Amnesty International's The Matchstick, and worked in various capacities with the Leacock Foundation on initiatives pertaining to literacy and education. She is a current Editor-in-Chief of Intra Vires, the University of Toronto’s undergraduate legal journal.
Tracy is a second-year Master of Global Affairs student at the University of Toronto. After completing her undergraduate studies in health sciences and sustainable community development at Simon Fraser University, she worked as an Administrative Assistant and Research Assistant at the Children's Health Policy Centre. In these roles, she contributed to a province-wide evaluation of a nurse-visitation program in British Columbia. Tracy has now set her eyes on a career in the public sector and is particularly interested in the implementation of R2P. She looks forward to contributing to the work of the CCR2P and advancing the discourse on R2P.
Ryan is a Third year student at Trinity college of the University of Toronto, pursuing a Computer Science Specialist. He enjoys working in the intersection of technology and the humanities. He has an interest in where technology fails and impedes on human rights of privacy and freedom. Ryan looks forward to working to improving CC2P's websites and improving how the organization shares information with the community.
Amira is a third-year Trinity College student at the University of Toronto, pursuing a specialist in Economics and a major in Political Science. She is particularly interested in international human rights law, and the intersection of global politics and economics on key issues related to poverty, global income inequality and gender inequality. Her other major interests include history, civil war and insurgency, and environmental economics. Learning about the great cost in human rights and human life in recent mass atrocities in her academic courses, Amira has gained an understanding of the importance of the R2P principle in preventing the reoccurrence of such events. She is excited to join the CCR2P as Co-Managing Director of R2P Live to contribute to the work of the CCR2P and aid in the crystallization of R2P into a norm of international law.