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Andrew S. Thompson

CIGI Senior Fellow Andrew S. Thompson is an expert on international human rights, civil society movements and fragile states.

CIGI Senior Fellow Andrew S. Thompson is adjunct assistant professor of political science at the University of Waterloo, the program officer for the global governance programs at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and chair of Amensty International Canada. He is also the co-host of Inside the Issues, CIGI’s weekly international affairs podcast. He is a specialist in the fields of international human rights, civil society movements and fragile states.

Andrew is the author and co-editor of four books, Fixing Haiti: MINUSTAH and Beyond (UNUP, 2011), In Defence of Principles: NGOs and Human Rights in Canada (UBCP, 2010), Critical Mass: The Emergence of Global Civil Society (CIGI/WLUP 2008) and Haiti: Hope for a Fragile State (CIGI/WLUP 2006). Andrew’s latest book, On the Side of the Angels: Canada and International Human Rights Law, 1946 to 2006, is currently under revision with UBC Press. His work has been published in The Journal of Human Rights, The Journal of Canadian Studies and the American Review of Canadian Studies. He has also appeared as an expert witness before the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, and the Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights.

Andrew was previously a senior fellow at CIGI from 2006 to 2009. In 2004, he was a member of an Amnesty International human rights lobbying and fact-finding mission to Haiti, and in 2011 he was elected to Amnesty International Canada's Executive Board. Also in 2011, he was named to the advisory editorial board of the Global Civil Society Report, the annual report of CIVICUS: The World Alliance for Citizen Participation. In 2013, Andrew was named to the boards of the International Migration Research Centre and the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Waterloo.
This Is Canada's Opportunity To Improve Education For Muhammad Hamed / Reuters

This Is Canada's Opportunity To Improve Education For Refugees

Every child deserves a quality education, but refugee children, especially girls, are the most likely to be left behind. Over half of all refugees are children. Only 50 per cent of these children are able to attend primary school; 25 per cent make it to high school; and just one per cent of these students move on to colleges and universities.
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