Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Panthea Pourmalek is a student in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, where she is completing her master’s degree with a focus on security and global governance, and a research officer at the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders. Her research and professional interests lie in Women, Peace, and Security (WPS). She is especially interested in the applications of emerging and cutting-edgetechnologies to conflict settings, peace processes, and peacebuilding. She has previously published on the role of ICTs in women-led peacebuilding, technology-facilitated gender-based violence against women peacebuilders, and gaps in global digital governance, and is currently researching the intersections of gender, peace, and cybersecurity from a human-centred perspective. Previously, Panthea was awarded the Jean Laponce Memorial Prize by UBC for her undergraduate thesis on rebel governance structures in non-international armed conflicts.