Tazrian Alam was the program editor for Canada’s NATO. Tazrian recently completed her MA in International Relations at University of Western Ontario, where she wrote her Master’s Research Project (MRP) on the security threats that beset the Arctic from issues concerning militarization and nuclearization to environmental degradation and sovereignty concerns in the region. Prior to studying at UWO, she completed her BA Hons. at Queen’s University with a major in Political Science. Recently she was on the panel at the NCC’s Spring Conference on Arctic Security. She addressed various security concerns in the Arctic, including nuclearization in the Arctic and Indigenous security concerns. Over the past few years, Tazrian has worked for a variety of organizations including interning at BRAC NGO in Bangladesh and as a graduate research assistant for the Centre for International Governance Innovations in Waterloo, ON. Having received a certificate in Gender and Sexual Diversity from Queen’s University, and working for the Gender Department at BRAC, she is also enthusiastic about gender rights and women’s empowerment. Tazrian is particularly passionate about international relations and hopes to pursue a career where she can utilize her knowledge in political science.
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Misogyny Kills: Remember the Montreal Massacre

The École Polytechnique massacre was a horrific crime. It was also the brutal, explicit assertion of an ideology that is usually hidden. Marc Lépine said he was “fighting feminism.” He said he wanted to stop women from “seizing [the advantages] accorded to men.” He said they had ruined his life. Fast-forward 25 years after December 6, 1989. This Read More…

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Infograph: Canada’s Response to the Situation in Iraq

On October 7, 2014 the Parliament of Canada passed a motion that will see Canada join coalition efforts to counter ISIL. Here is an infograph detailing the Canadian response to ISIL.

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Chaos in the Capital

Tazrian Alam explains how today’s shootings in Ottawa are the latest in a long history of major security breaches and terrorism incidents in Ottawa and across Canada.

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International Energy Agency Infograph on Energy Security

  [quote align=”center” color=”#999999″] The NCC is holding an Energy Security Roundtable with keynote speakers: Ron Oberth, President of Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI), Professor Dimitrov from University of Western Ontario, Hugh Moran, Executive Director of Ontario Petroleum Institutes, and Robert Swartman, CEO & President of Solcan. Come join the discussion on November 6th, 2014 at the Read More…

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Consequences of Inaction: Sovereignty Infringement (Part 2 of 2)

In the final part of her two part series, Tazrian Alam proposes that the Canadian government establish a regional NWFZ in the NorthWest Passage to protect against national & environmental security threats.