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Co-Founder & Executive Director

Elliot J. Gunn

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. (

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. (

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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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