Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy

Raynold Alorse - Graduate Fellow

Raynold Alorse | PhD Candidate Political Studies


Raynold Alorse
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Studies,





Raynold is a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholar, a Nelson Mandela Distinction Fellow and a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University where he specializes in International Relations and Comparative Politics.  

Raynold is also the recipient of an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2015), a Robert Sutherland Fellowship (2014), the University of Waterloo’s prestigious Kerr Ostrander Leadership for Tomorrow Award (2010), Queen’s SGPS Student Contribution Award (2016) and a Head of State Award (Ghana). His doctoral research, under the supervision of Dr. J. Andrew Grant, examines the relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR), Canadian transnational extractive resource firms, and states in order to assess the resiliency of global governance frameworks and human rights.

Prior to his doctoral studies, Raynold served as a Senior Sector Policy Advisor at the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment/Ministry of Research and Innovation (MEDTE/MRI). He has also served as a Program Analyst in the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) where he supported policy, program design and delivery of an innovation focused transfer payment program for community-based developmental services. Prior to that, Raynold was an Issues & Project Manager/Executive Assistant to the Regional Director at the Ministries of Community and Social Services/Children and Youth Services, and has also worked in the insurance industry analysing pension fund investments, and with Blackberry where he conducted ICT sector research on industry competitiveness issues.

As a dynamic community leader and Motivational Speaker, Raynold is passionate about linking theory to practice and inspiring greatness. For instance, in 2011, he delivered a speech on Harnessing the Power of Decisions at the University of Waterloo’s first TEDx Conference on the theme “Catalysts for Tomorrow”. Currently, he is a Board Director for the Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre (NROCRC) in Ottawa. He is also a Vice-President and a Board Director of two political Associations (Ottawa). He has also served in other numerous volunteer capacities, including the Chief Returning Officer for the Public Service Alliance of Canada Local 901, Board Director for Queen’s University Radio (CFRC 101.9FM Board), Board Director and Treasurer for Kingston Literacy and Skills (KL&S), Equity Issues Committee Representative (Queen’s University), Queen’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) Councilor, Researcher for Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission (Kingston), and Co-Chair for United Way (Kingston, Government of Ontario). Raynold has also published and disseminated his work to scholars, policy-makers, students, and researchers through several scholarly forums and conference papers.

Raynold holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the Queen’s School of Policy Studies. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Political Science and Business/Economics minor at the University of Waterloo.