A former party staffer and adviser on why the party’s foreign policy must be built on solidarity.
Jennifer Pedersen / @jenpeders
Former political staffer and senior policy advisor
Jennifer spent seven years on Parliament Hill with the NDP working on foreign affairs and international development, where she led work on files including: arms exports; disarmament; sanctions; aid; consular affairs; and the women, peace & security agenda. She has worked for non-governmental organizations in humanitarian affairs, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. She co-edited a major academic volume on gender and war (Elgar, 2016). Her research on arms exports is featured in Justin Trudeau and Canadian Foreign Policy: Canada Among Nations 2017 and the upcoming Middle Power in the Middle East: Canada’s Foreign and Defence Policies in a Changing Region (University of Toronto Press, forthcoming). Jennifer holds a PhD in International Relations from Aberystwyth University in Wales.