Laura Cleave – Research Officer

Laura joined the Dallaire Initiative in January 2019 as a research officer following the completion of her MPhil in International Peace Studies at Trinity College Dublin. While in Ireland, her research focused on conflict transformation and understanding how human rights norms progress at both a global and national level. During this time, she also interned for an Irish Senator whose portfolio concentrated on Brexit and the affairs of the European Union.

Prior to her Master’s, Laura worked for three years as an analyst for the federal government on Indigenous consultation policy in Ottawa, Vancouver and Whitehorse. Over the years, she also worked with a number of non-governmental organizations at home and abroad, including L’Espace Associatif in Rabat, Morocco, the Korean Sharing Movement in Seoul, South Korea, and the Canada Africa Community Health Alliance in Ottawa.

Born in Brighton, Ontario, Laura enjoys hiking, baking and traveling. She has visited 50 countries to date and looks forward to continue exploring new areas of the globe.