We know progress on Indigenous rights can be stunted, but, as Marie Lamensch observed recently in Australia, without care it also be reversed.
Marie Lamensch / @MarieLamensch84
Projects coordinator, The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
Marie Lamensch is the project coordinator at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University. Born in Belgium, Marie has lived in Germany, France, Canada and the UK. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in History (specialization in Genocide studies) at Montreal’s Concordia University, Marie volunteered in Ghana and Rwanda for several months where she also conducted research on reconciliation. She has Master’s degree in conflict, security and development from King’s College London, department of War Studies. She specialized in complex political emergencies, post-conflict reconciliation and women's role during conflicts. Generally speaking, her interests are mass atrocity prevention, foreign affairs, security, and violent extremism. More specifically, she conducts research on women, violent extremism, and the role of women in non-state armed groups. Marie also writes for the Huffington Post Quebec, Opencanada.org and is the Foreign Affairs Editor at The Mantle. She is also the president of the Canadian International Council's Montreal Branch.
Most Recent Posts
In this essay, Marie Lamensch explores the ways Quebec
and other regions within Canada pursue their own global agenda, undermining the
myth of a unified national interest.
Women fighting ISIS on behalf of Kurdish forces
have diverse reasons for taking part in the war — but is their participation
being used to romanticize the effort?
Though their role within ISIS may differ, women’s motives for joining the group are just as diverse as men’s.
An interview with Matthew Smith, executive director of Fortify Rights, about the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
The situation in the DRC is incredibly complicated. The solutions will need to be just as sophisticated says Marie Lamensch.