Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy
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Jennifer ross

Lecturer - University of Aruba
Editorial and Communications Consultant
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Jennifer Ross graduated from Queen’s University with a Master’s in Political Studies in 2000, followed by an M.Sc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics in 2001. She has published academic papers on a variety of Canadian and Latin American foreign policy and security issues and worked as a senior research for CBC Television’s parliamentary bureau before setting up in Chile as a freelance foreign correspondent. From 2003-2006, she produced hundreds of stories from across South America and the Caribbean—in English, Spanish and French—for radio, newspaper, magazine and television media outlets around the world. She covered topics ranging from land rights in Paraguay and slavery in Brazil to elections in Peru, Chile’s changing military and violence against women in Venezuela. Her article on abortion in Brazil jointly won the 2006 Rosa Cisneros Memorial Award.

She has spent the last 10 years in various project and communications roles at three United Nations organizations: the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (Regional Office for South America), and UN Women. She is currently in the southern hemisphere on leave, researching human and women’s rights abuses and gender-based violence across South America, and the recent ground-breaking peace agreement in Colombia, which incorporates a strong gender perspective in line with UN Security Council resolution 1325.

  • M.A. Queen's University
  • M.Sc. London School of Economics

Current Interests/Research:

  • Latin American foreign policy and security issues; and
  • Human and women’s rights abuses and gender-based violence across South America. 

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