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Justin Alger
Liu Scholar; PhD Candidate, Political Science

Justin Alger is a doctoral candidate in the Political Science department majoring in international relations, with a focus on global environmental politics. His research focuses on the growing trend toward massive marine protected areas (MPAs), specifically on how states make decisions about where to establish them, how to manage them, and the implications of that process for effective marine conservation. He holds an MA in International Affairs from Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, as well as a BA (Honours) from McMaster University in History, with a minor in Business.

Prior to beginning his doctoral work at UBC, Justin was a researcher at the Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance (CCTC), working on various projects funded by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Canadian government. He was one of the primary researchers on the Nuclear Energy Futures Project, which examined the future prospects of and global governance implications for nuclear energy.

He holds several awards, including the Izaak Walton Memorial Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, and a UBC Four-Year Fellowship (4YF). He has also received several awards and scholarships in the arms control field, including the James and Setsuko Thurlow Scholarship in Peace and Disarmament Studies, the Graduate Research Award for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, and the William Barton Award in Arms Control and Disarmament.

Supervisor: Peter Dauvergne, Department of Political Science

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