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  • B.A., University of Guelph
  • MESc, University of Waterloo
  • Ph.D. in progress, University of Toronto

Isaac Lawther

Course Instructor


Isaac Lawther is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Isaac’s research focuses on the internationalization of Chinese-sourced surveillance technologies, and the impact that those technologies have on democratic development. In 2022-2023, Isaac was the Margaret Meagher Fellow at the Centre for China Policy Research, Global Affairs Canada. As a fellow, Isaac conducted research on issues of forced labour and the concentration of Chinese actors in critical mineral value chains.