Marie Lamensch / @MarieLamensch84
Projects coordinator, The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
Marie Lamensch is the project coordinator at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University. Born in Belgium, Marie has lived in Germany, France, Canada and the UK. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in History (specialization in Genocide studies) at Montreal’s Concordia University, Marie volunteered in Ghana and Rwanda for several months where she also conducted research on reconciliation. She has Master’s degree in conflict, security and development from King’s College London, department of War Studies. She specialized in complex political emergencies, post-conflict reconciliation and women's role during conflicts. Generally speaking, her interests are mass atrocity prevention, foreign affairs, security, and violent extremism. More specifically, she conducts research on women, violent extremism, and the role of women in non-state armed groups. Marie also writes for the Huffington Post Quebec, Opencanada.org and is the Foreign Affairs Editor at The Mantle. She is also the president of the Canadian International Council's Montreal Branch.
Most Recent Posts
In this essay, Marie Lamensch explores the ways Quebec and other regions within Canada pursue their own global agenda, undermining the myth of a unified national interest.
Women fighting ISIS on behalf of Kurdish forces have diverse reasons for taking part in the war — but is their participation being used to romanticize the effort?
Media attention can inspire policy change and promote a greater understanding of an issue. On Boko Haram, we have a long way to go.