The Canadian Global Affairs Institute is pleased to partner with Women in Defence & Security (WiDs) to offer a professional development fellowship. This opportunity aims to advance the careers of women in defence and security by offering one or more women mentorship, work and research/analysis opportunities with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, access to our publications and resources. This collaboration will select female graduate or post-graduate students, using the WiDS Annual Memorial Scholarship Process. Thanks go to General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada for their support of the fellowship as its patron sponsor.
Kristen CsenkeyKristen Csenkey is a PhD Candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs through Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU). Her research focuses on the governance of cyber security, emerging technologies and explores the management of violence in the cyber domain. She has written on Canada’s contributions to international peace and security and on 5G telecommunication policies in Europe. Kristen was awarded a Department of National Defence Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) Targeted Engagement Grant (TEG) to examine the future implications of dual-use and emerging technologies. Kristen is a Junior Fellow with the Defence and Security Foresight (DSF) Group and a network member of the European NATO subgroup. Prior to this, she worked in Political Affairs at the Embassy to Hungary, Slovenia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina in Budapest. Kristen graduated from the University of Toronto, holds an MA in anthropology, and completed her Master of Applied Politics (MAP) degree from WLU.