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Valerie Gilbert

Global Governance, International Institutions, Power & Discourse

Degrees:MA Candidate

Before beginning your studies at the Institute of Political Economy where did you study and what program(s) were you enrolled in?

I graduated with my BA from Queen’s University in 2020, majoring in Political Studies with a minor in Global Developments.

What is it specifically that attracted you to study Political Economy at Carleton?

I was interested in the Institute’s more critical approach to politics and the wide array of courses available. I also wanted to be involved in a smaller program and more personalized experience.

My areas of research interest include…

Global governance and international institutions, with an emphasis on power within discourse.

What advice would you give to a prospective Political Economy graduate student?

Don’t be afraid to get outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. Check your emails.