Abdullah will graduate this spring from the University of Toronto with majors in International Relations and Economics, and will be pursuing an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy at the University of Oxford this fall. He is deeply interested in international trade (especially the role trade has played in the rise of anti-globalization sentiment), resolving frozen conflicts and international development. He has worked on a number of research projects, including one that examines the origins and development of modern states.
This was my first Spur Festival, and when I was applying to be an RBC Emerging Scholar, I honestly wondered what to expect. How does the program work? What did they mean by a festival of ideas? Taking part in . . .