Valerie Percival

Assistant Professor of International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University
Valerie Percival is an Assistant Professor of International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. She studied at the University of Toronto, Carleton University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Through previous positions at the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the International Crisis Group, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the Peace Research Institute Oslo, she has experienced the difficulties of international engagement in conflict affected states, the challenges of policy development, and the risks and rewards of inter-disciplinary research. Her current research focus is on the relationship between conflict and health.

Most Recent Posts

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What a real feminist foreign policy looks like

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May 12, 2017

Canada has been working to empower women globally for decades — why aren’t we making more progress? As Valerie Percival writes, efforts to build gender equitable societies must work on both the bricks (laws, formal institutions and services) and the mortar (societies’ beliefs around gender).

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Reframing the global health debate

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November 4, 2015

International health is not just a development issue — it is connected to trade deals, conflict and the climate. That’s just another reason why Canada should prioritize it, and here’s how.

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Ebola: What Went Wrong

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September 5, 2014
Valerie Percival on what the latest outbreak in West Africa can teach us about our response to infectious disease outbreaks globally.