Tina J. Park is a co-founder & executive director of the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, based at the Munk School of Global Affairs. She has advised the Inter-Parliamentary Union on their resolution on R2P, as well as over 30 governments and regional organizations on their human rights policy. The CCR2P has over 500 analysts working across Canada and a fellowship network of 200 experts around the world. Tina addressed the UN General Assembly’s dialogue on R2P in 2015 and 2016 at the UNHQ in New York, and has contributed to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon’s annual report on R2P since 2012. She recently published a book chapter on the role of business in promoting R2P with the Cambridge University Pres. (www.ccr2p.org)
Tina is also currently completing her doctorate on the transformation of Canadian-Korean relations at the Department of History, University of Toronto. On campus, she has taught Canadian foreign policy, Asian-Canadian history and history of espionage. As a designated Korea expert at the Centre for Intercultural Learning at Global Affairs Canada, she has also trained the Canadian Armed Forces on North Korea. She is a frequent commentator in the media on North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme, inter-Korean relations and Canadian foreign policy. She has authored numerous publications on Canadian-Korean relations, most notably a book chapter with CIGI-ASAN on the past, present and future of Canadian-Korean defence relations (2015).
Tina has over a decade of experience as a simultaneous interpreter and translator for Korean, French, Spanish and English. She is currently learning Arabic and Hebrew. A former competitive figure skater, she enjoys sailing and travelling in her free time. She graduated from Trinity College in international relations, summa cum laude.