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Zach Paikin is a grassroots Liberal activist and a Canadian political commentator. He was a candidate for National Policy Chair of the Liberal Party of Canada at the party's 2012 biennial convention. Paikin is a columnist for Canada's iPolitics and contributes research on international affairs to several Washington-based think tanks and institutes. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Global Affairs at the University of Toronto's Munk School.