The Rise of Right Wing Populism in Europe: Challenges and Dilemmas for Women in the 21st Century

  • 01 Feb 2021
  • 7:00 PM
  • Zoom

Speaker: Alexandra Gheciu is a Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa and an Associate Director of Canada’s Centre for International Policy Studies, a forum for analysis and debate. She has been involved in numerous briefing sessions with Canadian, British and American policy-makers as well as European Union (EU), NATO and OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) officials.

In 2019, the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Social Sciences granted her an Excellence in Research Award. In addition to giving graduate and undergraduate courses here, she supervises MPhil and DPhil students at Oxford University in the UK. Before coming to Canada, she was a Leverhulme Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence.

She has a Summa Cum Laudae Ph.D. in Political Science from Cornell University.

Having worked on a project on NATO and the Challenge of Sustainable Peacebuilding, sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, she made a study of practices of security provision in post-communist, 21st century Europe. She has worked on the editorial team of the academic journal Security Studies and writes about international security, Euro-Atlantic relations and global governance.

She is currently working on several research projects on international security and the evolution of the EU in the 21st Century, and is a member of a group project on the Global Right.


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