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Co-Founder & Executive Director

Elliot J. Gunn

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 under 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.

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Deputy Executive Director

Elliot J. Gunn

Michael Switzer

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.

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Co-Founder & Managing Director

Elliot J. Gunn

Victor MacDiarmid

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.

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