Jennifer Spence is a fellow with the Global Security and Politics program, joining CIGI in 2017. An expert in Arctic and international governance and public policy, Jennifer will focus on the Arctic program at CIGI with a particular focus on infrastructure, transportation, local and regional development, and strengthened domestic and regional governance.

Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in public policy from Carleton University, a Masters from Royal Roads University in conflict management and analysis, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in political science from the University of British Columbia. Jennifer is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration.  Previously, she has held numerous senior positions with a variety of Government of Canada departments.

Prior to joining CIGI, Jennifer has written various articles and reports relating to Arctic and international governance, institutional effectiveness and the Arctic Council. She has also previously won the Zhair A. Hassan Graduate Scholarship, the Sandra Bach Memorial Award for contribution to the School of Public Policy and Administration, the Martin Bergmann Memorial Award for Research in the Arctic, the Stewart L. Chambers Memorial Prize and the Sir Winston Spencer Churchill Award.