Jacob Muirhead has a B.A. (Honours) in history and political science from the University of Waterloo and is currently a student in the M.A. program in global governance based at the BSIA. His academic interests revolve around the private regulation of global agricultural production. In particular, he is interested in the emergence of private standard setting bodies, how they function, the potential dangers they pose to public interest and their impact on agricultural producers around the globe.