Reema Bakshi was a Post-Bachelor Research Fellow at the Global Strategy Lab. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours (with Distinction) in Global Politics from Carleton University. Reema previously worked as a junior policy analyst at the Privy Council Office, the governmental body in Canada mandated with providing expert policy advice to the Prime Minister and his Cabinet. While there, she worked on advancing public policy within Canada alongside departments such as Global Affairs Canada, Public Safety Canada, Health Canada, and the Department of Justice. Reema has been quite involved in the legal and political scene in Ottawa, as she was a student volunteer for the current Speaker of the House of Commons and also a rapporteur for the Canadian Council on International Law.
She has also interned for the think tank The World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy in New York City, working on the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect program, monitoring the political principle R2P concerning armed humanitarian intervention, in the United Nations Security Council and the United Nations General Assembly. Her research interests include public policy, institutional design, effects of armed conflict on health, sequencing and legal temporality, international law and global governance.