Maria Pepelassis is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto studying history and political science. With a specific interest in defense and intelligence policies, she has widely researched American and Canadian institutional systems and how they inform policy and react to international affairs. Additionally, she is a former Glassen Scholar, having written on the implications of the internet on privacy for minors. She currently serves as a Program Editor at the NATO Association of Canada (NAOC), using this opportunity further her knowledge on international relations and Canada’s position in the global stage. With this experience, she hopes to have a better footing while pursuing an education and career in law.
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Ready for Change?: France’s Labour Reforms, China-US Trade and the Power of Political Culture

France’s labour reforms, although popular, have ignited widespread union opposition. Maria Pepelassis discusses the enduring importance of political culture, and specifically, socialist politics in France.