Individual Member: Amy Barlow
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Amy is an M.A. student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and recently began her PhD in Political Science/International Relations. She graduated with an Honors B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto. Amy specializes in historical antecedents to current human rights abuses against women in developing countries. She currently works as the Lead Policy Research Analyst at the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Additionally, Amy assisted in the organization and administration of the conference Ten Years after the ICISS: Reflections for the Past and Future of the R2P. Through her Master’s Amy examined the effects of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in relation to the protection of women from sexual violence during the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Additionally, Amy’s research interests include human rights abuses against women in developing countries and the relationship between these abuses to underdevelopment. Within these interests Amy places particular attention on the various external actors which impede growth in developing countries such as Western and US Foreign Policy, the ramifications of colonialism, de-colonization, the Cold War, the War on Terror and neo-imperialism.
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