Episode 11: Farrah Rao-Hansen

We had the opportunity to speak to Farrah Rao-Hansen, an alumna of the International Relations program at U of T and Livelihoods & Economic Recovery Consultant at the United Nations Development Program!

Farrah’s career has brought her to Nairobi, New York, Beirut, and now Bangkok – working with a number of UN agencies (including UNAIDS, WHO, ILO, UNICEF and UNHCR) and nonprofits in the international development/humanitarian sector.

Quinn and Farrah had a wonderful conversation about Farrah’s journey since graduating from U of T, her advice for IR students considering a career in international development, her work at the UNDP and National Democratic Institute, and navigating an international career.

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Episode 10: Clemence Chu

We had the opportunity to speak to Clemence Chu about pursuing a career in law after IR!

Clemence completed the IR program in 2016, and is now in her third year at @uoftlaw. Before returning to @uoft for her JD, Clemence travelled to France to earn a Master’s in International Business Law at Université Toulouse 1 Capitole in France! Her professional experience includes a summer placement at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Toronto, and internships at L’Oréal in Paris, BMW in Beijing, and the United Nations Individual Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (UN IRMCT) in the Hague!

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Episode 9: Interview with Ikran Jama – University of Toronto’s Newest Rhodes Scholar

We are joined by Ikran Jama, the University of Toronto’s latest recipient of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship! Ikran is a fourth year undergraduate student pursuing majors in international relations and criminology and socio-legal studies, alongside a minor in African studies. In addition, she is in her second term as President of the ASSU at U of T. Tune in to hear about her path to the Rhodes Scholarship, plans for the future, and most importantly her love of Murdoch Mysteries! 

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Episode 8: Nathan Ye: Undergraduate Publishing

We are excited to showcase work published by a third year IR student, Nathan Ye! His piece, “The 1911 Revolution and China’s ‘International Nationalism’” was included in Volume 11 of the Global Issue Print Edition of the Yale Review for International Studies.

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Episode 7: TRN250 TAs Grace Van Vliet and Katie Davis

Quinn Teague-Colfer and Vamika Jain spoke with two of this year’s TRN250 TA’s, Katie Davis and Grace van Vliet, and got to know a little bit more about their research and interests outside of academia! 

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Episode 6: UofT Sustainable Development Goal Student Hub

UofT’s Sustainable Development Goal Student Club takes over our instagram to speak about student engagement with the SDGs!

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Episode 5: UofT Policython

UofT Policython is a student club that educates students interested in Government, Policy, and related fields. UTP President Miu Hu took over our instagram to speak about starting a new club and how students can get involved!

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Episode 4: Khalil Khalifa

Khalil Khalifa is a fourth-year undergraduate at the University of Toronto (UofT), majoring in International Relations (IR) and English, with a minor in Political Science and a certificate in International Affairs. Watch him speak about his research, writing, and the process of publication for Episode 4 of the IR Community Showcase!

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Episode 3: The Attache Journal

The Editors-in-Chief of the Attaché Journal for International Affairs, Stephen Chankov and Erica Liu!

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Episode 2: Aadithya Thulasingam

In his third year at UofT, Aadi
is as busy as he has ever been! The Mentorship Program is getting to its feet, assignments are due next week and so is his MUN background guide.

Get a sneak peak into the life of this upper-year IR student and IRSOC exec as he talk to you about Mentorship in IR, MUNs, Puns and more!

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Episode 1: Interview with Ambassador Rosemary McCarney!

Tune in to hear her speak about the gritty nature of a career in diplomacy, the future of multilateralism, Dan Brown, robbers and more!

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