The Advisory Team

Amazing Talents

ANDREW CARSWELL

Andrew Carswell is a lawyer and former military officer, whose career is dedicated to improving respect for international humanitarian law (IHL). He worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC, 2006-2019), in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the US, as a delegate to national armed forces and, in some contexts, non-state armed groups. He was three times director of ICRC's senior-most annual course for national armed forces and served as the ICRC's representative to Canada (2015-18). He is currently writing his doctorate on transforming the working methodology of the UN system to more effectively address international peace and security. He continues to serve as a consultant on IHL, especially as applied to military tactics, techniques and procedures, and on humanitarian diplomacy designed to protect vulnerable populations. 

PAUL DARVASI

An educator and researcher who lectures, keynotes, writes and consults on the intersection of digital games, simulations, narrative, social justice, culture and learning. He holds a PhD from York University’s Language, Culture and Teaching program, examining the reasons for the popularity among high school students of Grand Auto Theft 4. He designed The Ward Game and co-designed Blind Protocol, an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) to instruct high school students on privacy and surveillance. He has written a UNESCO paper on digital games to support conflict resolution and he hosts the website Ludic Learning.

PEGGY MASON

President of the Rideau Institute. She served as Canada’s Ambassador for Disarmament and has frequently proved advice and played roles on NATO exercises on peace and stability operations.

ISAIAS MEDINA III

Edward S. Mason fellow MPA/MLD graduate at Harvard University, Isaias is an international lawyer, environmental and humanitarian activist. He served as former Venezuelan UN Diplomat and legal adviser at the Security Council (UNSC). Expert in UNSC sanctions, International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law and Counter Terrorism.

DR. CHARLOTTE SENNERSTEN

STEWART WEBB 

Editor of DefenceReport.com. He obtained an MScEcon in Security Studies from Aberystwyth University and a Bachelors in Political Science from Acadia University. He edited The Palgrave Handbook for Global Counterterrorism Policy (2017) and Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Modern War (2015).

3D Systems Researcher, Team and Project Leader in Mineral Resources at Commonwealth Scientific Industry and Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia. She has a PhD in Computer Science – 3D Game Development and a Master in Cognitive Science. Charlotte’s PhD was in joint collaboration with Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Uppsala University and Karolinska University Hospital – The Bernadotte ‘Eye & Vision’ Laboratory. 

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