Tina Jiwon Park
Tina J. Park is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for R2P and oversees various strategic and operational aspects of the Centre. Tina has advised the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) at the 127th Assembly in Quebec City with Dr. Edward Luck, the former UN Secretary-General’s Representative on R2P. She further assisted the IPU at the 128th Assembly in Quito, Ecuador for the adoption of R2P Resolution entitled “The Role of Parliamentarians in Enforcing R2P.” Tina has participated in the civil society consultative process for the the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s Report on Responsibility to Protect since 2012 and has participated in the UN General Assembly's annual informal and interactive dialogue on R2P. Tina is a frequent commentator on R2P-related issues and has travelled around the world to advocate for the political implementation of R2P. Tina recently co-authored a book chapter with Victor MacDiamird on the role of private sector in implementing R2P, to be published by Cambridge University Press, 2015. An award-winning scholar, Tina is currently completing her Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Toronto, focusing on a hundred years of history between Canada and Korea. Tina teaches Canadian foreign policy on campus and has served as a Junior Fellow at Massey College and a member of the Governing Council of University of Toronto. (www.tinapark.ca)
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 is the Director of Graduate Research at the Canadian Centre for R2P. He is currently pursuing a J.D. at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. Misha holds an Honours B.A. with high distinction in international relations and history from the University of Toronto. He is the recipient of the Governor-General’s Silver Medal for graduating with the highest standing in Arts from the University of Toronto. He also received the All Souls Prize from the Department of History for his senior thesis on the roots of the Responsibility to Protect in Canadian foreign policy. Outside of CCR2P, Misha has served as a Junior Fellow with the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History. He recently traveled to the Caucasus to conduct research on anti-discrimination legislation in Georgia.
Nouhaila, from Morocco, came to Canada to pursue studies at the University of Toronto from which she obtained her B.A. in Political Science. Passionate about justice and international human rights, she has completed work in human rights advocacy in various countries including Brazil, Morocco, and Turkey. In light of historical and current atrocities, she has a particular interest in the implementation of R2P as a policy and in mainstreaming human rights and equality in a legal capacity. Nouhaila held the position of Supervisor at the University of Toronto Development Fund prior to joining CCR2P as Director of Administration. Nouhaila is also multilingual with fluency in English, French, and Arabic, and intermediate proficiency in Spanish.
Kelsey is a third-year student at Trinity College at the University of Toronto. She recently graduated from the Margaret Macmillan Trinity One Program in International Relations, and she is currently 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.
Luke is an MA candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Luke completed his undergraduate at the University of Dublin, Trinity College where he specialized in International Relations and African Politics. He has worked as a policy analyst at the Irish NGO - SPIRASI. Luke is interested in post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding. He has published in the 'Social and Political Review' on peace in Northern Ireland.
Michael is going into his Third year as a student at Trinity college of the University of Toronto and is 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.
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.
Hunter is a third-year International Relations and Economics student interested in studying international institutions and other structured forms of cross-border cooperation. The relationship between these organizations and R2P is a topic of great interest to him, having become a research interest of his while in the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program International Relations Stream. Serving CCR2P as a research analyst last year, Hunter is thrilled to join the Board of Directors and looks forward to continuing the university chapters project that he worked on as an intern this past summer. He also works with the North American Model United Nations as Director of General Assemblies.
Joudy is a third year student pursuing a double major in International Relations and Ethics, Society and Law. Interested in the relationship between these two disciplines, she sees R2P as a vital principle for peaceful international relationships. After a summer internship with CCR2P, Joudy hopes to expand the center's engagement with the Middle East through the Arabic division of R2P Live as an Associate Director.
Jane is a third year student pursuing a double major in International Relations and Spanish, and a minor in Classics. She served as a senior design editor for the Attaché Journal of International Affairs and is actively involved with the G7 Research Group. Fluent in Mandarin, Spanish and Portuguese, Jane currently works as an assistant editor/translator for Global Taiwan Journal, hosted by the Munk School of Global Affairs, and has previously interned for R2PLive’s Spanish Division. Outside of academia, Jane works for Academic and Campus Events in the University of Toronto.
Darya is entering her fourth year at University of Toronto and pursuing a major in International Relations and minors in Sociology and European Union Studies. This summer she has been interning with CCR2P as R2P Live Intern for Russia. She currently volunteers as a correspondent at the Organization for World Peace where she writes articles on international affairs. Apart from her interest in international relations, particularly Russian foreign policy, she is also interested in sociology and enjoys working as a research assistant for Professor Lorne Tepperman.
Hélène Émorine is a third year student at Trinity College at the University of Toronto. She graduated from the Margaret Macmillan Trinity One International Relations Stream and plans to pursue a specialist major in International Relations and a minor in European Union Studies. Fully bilingual in French and English and fluent in Spanish, Hélène is very interested in relations between the European Union and Canada as well as the role of international institutions in global governance. Hélène is thrilled to have joined the CCR2P team as the Associate Director of French/Spanish Research Division.
Jana is entering her first-year as an Arts and Science student at Trinity College at the University of Toronto. She hopes to study Politics and History, and has recently completed a legal summer research program at the University of Oxford. Jana is thrilled to have joined the CCR2P as a graphic designer and is keen to bridge her interests in the Arts and Humanities