The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of James Manicom and Mark Raymond as research fellows for the global security program.

Mr. Manicom is an expert in East Asian international relations and maritime security with a focus on East Asia and the Arctic. After receiving his Ph.D. from Flinders University, where he taught peace and conflict studies, international political economy, strategic studies, and Australian and Asian foreign policy, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA). James is affiliated with the Asian Institute in the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and is a member of the executive of the Toronto Branch of the Canadian International Council. 

Mr. Raymond is joining CIGI’s global security program as an expert in international relations, the study of international institutions, and macro-historical change in international systems. Mark holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto, and has taught a variety of courses in international relations at the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo.  He held a post-doctoral fellowship at the BSIA, where he conducted research on the ways ideas shape conflict and on the utility of social constructivist scholarship for informing foreign policy.  Mark previously interned at the Canadian embassy in Washington, D.C., where he monitored the Washington think-tank community for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and assisted in the administration of the embassy’s Canadian Studies grant program.

At CIGI, Mr. Manicom and Mr. Raymond will assist in the development of global security research projects, assist with the organization and administration of workshops and conferences, write policy briefs, blogs and reports, and maintain an active research agenda.

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Kevin Dias, Communications Specialist, CIGI
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