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Alexa Reith will shortly complete her Master of Laws with Flinders University, which has focused upon International Law and International Relations.  Alexa obtained her undergraduate degrees in Law and International Relations from Griffith University and worked as an Australian Qualified Solicitor prior to commencing her postgraduate studies.  Alexa’s research interests include dispute resolution and security studies, particularly in terms of nuclear ethics and nuclear policy and decision making.  

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Marta Luzes recently completed her MA in International Development at the University of Warwick having written her dissertation on the topic of education and development, stressing the potential that critical pedagogy and a participatory approach in educational policies could have for the future of development. Her research interests also include the power of discourse narratives in the development field, gender challenges in the developing world and poverty alleviation strategies. Marta holds a BsC in Economics from the NOVA Business School of Economics, in Lisbon. She has previously interned for the World Fair Trade Organisation and for the UK based NGO Ibba School of South Sudan.

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Contact: marta.luzes@hscentre.org

Charlotte Bell is currently studying a Masters in Global Governance and Ethics at University College London, having completed her undergraduate degree in International Relations and Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. Her research interests lie in the field of atrocity prevention, humanitarian intervention, the Responsibility to Protect and peacekeeping. She is particularly interested in how R2P can be made into a more resonant and effective norm in today’s international political climate.  She has previously worked at NGOs and think-tanks such as UN House Scotland, the Scottish Centre for International and Strategic Affairs and Scottish Global Forum.

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Contact: charlotte.bell@hscentre.org

Katie Miller is currently completing an MSc in Security Studies at UCL, having recently graduated with an MA in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include international security, terrorism, counter-terrorism, political Islam and human rights. She has previously interned at the Duke-UNC Rotary Foundation and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK, assisting in the planning of a capacity building workshop for the National Assembly of Nigeria.

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Contact: katie.miller@hscentre.org