Julie Clark is a Ph.D. Candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs through Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU). Her research focuses on the governance of nuclear weapons and avenues for arms control and disarmament policies that address both humanitarian and national security concerns. Within her research, she examines explicitly the hesitancy that the deterrence allies have expressed about the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Julie was the 2021 Women in Defence and Security (WiDS)-CGAI fellow and was one of the Women in International Security- Canada's Emerging Thought Leaders for Gender and Security in 2020.
Julie is also a founding member of the board of experts for the Canadian Students Against Nuclear Weapons which aims to create the next generation of anti-nuclear activists. Throughout her academic career, she has worked with various NGOs, creating local and provincial interest in the importance of providing opportunities for others. As a member of the Hard of Hearing community, it is important to Julie that she continues to defy society's limitations while encouraging others to do the same, striving for a more accessible environment within academia. Julie graduated with a Master's degree in History with a focus on Modern Korean History and North-East Asian Politics in 2015, and in 2016/7 she was an intern with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs in Geneva, Switzerland.