Vanita completed her MA in International Conflict and Security at the University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies. Prior to that, she received her Honours BA in International Studies from Glendon College, York University. In her final year at Glendon College, Vanita was invited to be a Junior Research Fellow for the European Union Centre of Excellence at York University for her role as a coordinating member of a conference on contemporary Germany. During Vanita’s year abroad, she was actively involved in organizing a conference on the international implications of the Arab uprisings, and she has also worked with the Home Government Department for the Model NATO Youth Summit (MoNYS 2013). Vanita’s research interests are broad, but her main focus relate to conflict resolution, international relations, the Syrian non-international armed conflict, NATO’s security policies, and international humanitarian and criminal law.
Vanita Thind discusses the crisis of sexual violence in Somalia.
Vanita Thind traces the events which recently sparked protests in Ukraine with this interactive timeline.
As the Syria Geneva II Peace Talks come to an end, the possibility of ending the civil war becomes less likely.
Vanita Thind on India’s plans to build a separation wall in Kashmir.
Vanita Thind on Bashar al-Assad and his attempt to refurbish his image through the use of Instagram.
Vanita Thind on Canada’s engagement in Afghanistan.
Vanita Thind on how Canada has responded to Typhoon Haiyan.
Vanita Thind on fully autonomous robot weapons and the need to prohibit their development.
Vanita Thind on the degree to which Palestinians are affected by the Israeli occupation.
Vanita Thind on District 9 and how it prompts an ugly realization of how racism and fear can still permeate human relations.