Conor Smith graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science earning an MSc in International Relations Theory. Prior to his education overseas, Conor earned his BA in Political Science from Carleton University. His research interests are firmly rooted in the theoretical and metatheoretical issues that occupy the discipline of International Relations, including philosophy of science, the construction and mediation of practical logics of action, and the relationship between theory and practice. The issue areas that most captivate Conor in light of these interests include Global Governance, Foreign Policy Analysis, and, most recently and significantly, Global Health. Over the coming year, Conor hopes to build his CV through relevant employment experience and participation in essay competitions. In future, Conor hopes to continue his studies at the doctoral level.
Centre For Disinformation Studies

What Constitutes Fake News in Hong Kong

Between March and October of 2020, 17 countries passed new laws aimed at stifling the spread of online misinformation. Citing the increasingly contentious pandemic-related content as a primary justification, multiple governments and distinctly authoritarian regimes cracked down on critics and limited individual expression under the pretense of maintaining social stability. Hong Kong is keen to Read More…

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Locke’s Argument for Extra-Legal Prerogatives in a Modern Legal Constitutional Framework

This essay inquires whether John Locke’s stands on prerogatives still applicable in the liberal constitutional democracy. First, the essay analyzes how prerogatives work in a modern liberal constitutional framework. Second, it argues whether there is a need for an extra-legal prerogative in a modern liberal constitutional democracy. Locke argues that the deficit within the legislature is the Read More…

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Delivering the COVID-19 Vaccines: Global Cooperation on a Common Goal

These experts will address the challenges of procuring and equitably distributing the COVID-19 vaccine across the globe, as well as the challenges of international cooperation in tackling a common threat. Make sure to join us to hear from these wonderful speakers!

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Reflections on Future Trans-Atlantic Priorities: A Croatian Perspective

We are excited to be holding a virtual discussion with H.E. Vice Skračić, the Croatian Ambassador to Canada, on March 10th! The discussion will primarily focus on Croatia and Canada’s Bilateral Relationship, Common Security Interests, and challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also touch upon the NATO Alliance and the Croatian Delegation, and Read More…