Martine Ghazouli has recently finished a Master of International Relations and Global Politics at McMaster University. In 2017, Martine completed a Bachelor of Arts at McMaster University Summa Cum Laude where she double majored in Honours Political Science and Sociology. Martine’s interest in international relations and global affairs began early in life through her love of travel, meeting new people, and exposure to various cultures through these experiences. Martine’s areas of interest are North-South relations, post-colonial studies, global governance, and security issues. In the future, Martine would like to pursue a career in security, or diplomacy to further global peace efforts. Outside of her career and academic interests, Martine is an avid reader, theatre goer, and loves to travel. She can be contacted by e-mail at

Antalya Popatia is now a Research Analyst at the NATO Association of Canada and previously held the positions of Program Editor for Women in Security and Social Media Director. She graduated from Queens University in 2018 with a degree in Politics and an International Certificate, having spent a year at the UK campus at the Herstmonceux Castle. She has interned with federal and provincial elected representatives in Vancouver and participated in their respective electoral campaigns. She has completed a Parliamentary Internship and volunteer assignment in Ottawa at Parliament Hill as well as a Public Affairs Internship at the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver. Antalya’s interests lie in diplomacy, global affairs and international security.

Passionate about social justice issues, Antalya is the Founder of the Warming Hearts Foundation, a personal initiative, to support and increase awareness for local homelessness, youth leadership development, third world poverty and anti-bullying.

Antalya can be reached at