Board of Directors
Tina Jiwon Park
Dr. Tina J. Park is the co-founder & executive director of the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect based at the Munk School of Global Affairs. In that capacity, she has advised over thirty governments and international organizations on their policies on R2P, including the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assemby the former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. Dr. Park has addressed the UN General Assembly dialogue on R2P every year since 2014.
Dr. Park is also one of Canada's leading experts on North Korea and Canadian-Korean relations. She is a frequent commentor on CBC News, CTV, BNN, Global News and CBC Power & Politics, and has published two book chapters and a dozen articles on defence and security issues. Dr. Park currently serves as a Vice-President of the NATO Association of Canada and a fellow of the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs. In her free time, Dr.Park co-manages the U of T Women in House program with the Hon. Carolyn Bennett, an annual program aimed at promoting gender equality in federal politics. Always a ball of energy, Dr. Park speaks six languages and enjoys travelling.
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.
Misha Boutilier is entering the third year of the J.D. program at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto and will be clerking at the Court of Appeal for Ontario upon graduation. He holds an Honours B.A. with high distinction in international relations and history from the University of Toronto, where he was the recipient of the Governor-General’s Silver Medal for graduating with the highest standing in Arts at the University of Toronto. Misha worked as a summer law student in litigation at Bennett Jones LLP in Toronto in summers 2016 and 2017. He is currently the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review and is a member of the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Misha has written essays on jury representativeness, international trade law, and Canadian foreign policy that have been accepted for publication by Criminal Law Quarterly, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review, and International Journal.
Kelsey is a fourth-year student at Trinity College at the University of Toronto, and a graduate from the Margaret Macmillan Trinity One Program in International Relations. She is double-majoring in History and Ethics, Society, & Law with a minor in American Studies. An aspiring national security lawyer, Kelsey is particularly interested in the legal dimensions of R2P. Kelsey is fully bilingual in English and French and looks forward to engaging with you in both languages via the Centre’s various social media.
Michael is a Third 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 considerations within R2P. Having grown up in Egypt, Michael has experienced first-hand the sheer magnitude of instability in the Middle East and is acutely aware of how vital the efforts of the international world are in ensuring lasting regional stability. He is very much looking forward to advancing the scope of public discourse on R2P by serving as the Centre’s director of Outreach and Recruitment.
Tracy is a first-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.
Originally from Massachusetts, Carey adopted Toronto as her new home this autumn. She is currently in her first year at Trinity College, and is part of the Munk One program. As she continues her career at U of T, she hopes to pursue studies in Peace, Conflict, Justice, International Relations, and Political Science. Carey is particularly interested in studying justice and equality through the theory-application nexus as well as the multilateral- cosmopolitan perspective. She is eager to contribute to the CCR2P team and the principles of R2P.
Ben is a second year student at U of T, pursuing a double major in Peace, Conflict and Justice, and Ethics, Society and Law. He is a graduate of the International Relations stream of the Margaret Macmillan Trinity One program, and a former Compliance Analyst with the G7 Research Group. Ben chose his majors in order to study norms in Peace and Conflict studies just like R2P, which exist at the intersection of ethics and international policy, and he is very excited to be joining the CCR2P as Director of Logistics and Operations.
Mégane Visette is a research analyst and former editor of the Women and Security program at the NATO Association of Canada. She received her MA in Political-Science and Asia-Pacific Studies jointly from the University of Toronto and the Munk School of Global Affairs. She has a BSc. in International studies from Université de Montréal (UdeM) in Quebec. She speaks English, French, and is learning Korean and Japanese. Mégane’s research focuses on the soft power of North Korean refugee narratives, human security, and historical memory in transpacific relations. Having previously lived in Europe and South Korea, Mégane wishes to use her many research interests in policy-driven environments and academia, to give her input to changing discourses in IR. She presented a paper at the SAIS Johns Hopkins Asia Conference in April 2016, and was on the organizing committee for the Munk School of Global Affairs Graduate Conference, focusing on the concept of borders in flux. She is one of the founding members of the University of Toronto Journal of Political Science (UTJPS).
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Stephen is a first-year student at the University of Toronto. He is currently in the Margaret McMillan Trinity One International Relations stream and is interested in pursuing degrees in International Relations and Economics. Stephen has a significant passion for learning about other cultures and worldviews, best illustrated by his love of languages: he speaks Bulgarian, English, French, German, and Spanish, and wants to learn many more. Stephen is also highly passionate about the defense of human rights and is looking forward to working with the CCR2P as the Managing Director of R2PLive.
Mariah is currently a second year at Trinity College of the University of Toronto and is pursuing a double major in Political Science and Mathematics. Having completed the MunkOne program last year, Mariah is particularly interested in issues of global innovation and international rights. She is currently working on an app with the Munk School of Global Affairs to improve student access to mental health resources on university campuses. Mariah is also passionate about social justice issues and is working on a project to increase access of feminine hygiene products to aboriginal women in Ontario. Mariah is looking forward to becoming more involved with CCR2P this year.
Aisha Ryan is a third year Trinity College student pursuing a double major in International Relations and Health Studies. She has an acute interest in health and human rights, particularly in disadvantaged populations such as Indigenous Canadians, refugees, and in the developing world. Aisha has served for three years on the executive of university’s International Relations Society, and more recently as the Senior Editor of the Attaché Journal of International Affairs. Additionally, she has been involved with the G7 and G20 Research Groups at the Munk School of Global Affairs, the Trinity College Board of Stewards, Trinity College Women in Leadership, the University of Toronto Student’s Union, the University’s Saint George Round Table, and the University of Toronto Provostial Mental Health Committee. Aisha is excited to shed light on the application of the Responsibility to Protect with her colleagues at CCR2P.
Anthony is the Director of Publications at the Canadian Centre for the R2P. A journalist and award-winning essayist, he has published works all across the city of Toronto and is one of the former Editors-in-Chief of the Strand, Victoria College’s student newspaper. He is also the Vice President of the Canadian University Press, a co-operative of student newspapers across Canada dedicated to building and supporting the collective voice of the student press. A 5th year student at Victoria College in the University of Toronto majoring in Philosophy and English Literature, his academic writing has focused on authoritarianism, conceptions of community, political philosophy, and social justice. He is passionate about the potential of the media to bridge knowledge gaps, bring communities together, and spur social change.