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  • B.A., McGill University
  • M.A., University of Toronto
  • Ph.D. in progress, University of Toronto

Emily Scott

Course Instructor


Ms. Scott’s research interests include international relations theory, humanitarianism, the study of non-state organization, and governance. She studies why humanitarian organizations choose new aid intervention, with a focus on responses to refugee health needs after the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War in 2011. She has worked with the Canadian International Development Agency’s Afghanistan Task Force, the UNDP in East Jerusalem, the Carter Center in South Sudan, and Doctors Without Borders in Canada. Forthcoming publications include “Donor Games: Negotiation in the Political Economy of Aid” under review at International Organization and “Targeting Aid: The Competitive Valuation of Humanitarian Lives.”