Ameya Pendse is a U2 student majoring in Political Science. Although he was born in New Jersey and has lived in New York for a good portion of his life, Ameya hails to McGill from Markham, Ontario. During his first year at McGill, Ameya was elected as President of the Royal Victoria College (RVC) Residence Council and represented the residence on the Inter-Residence Council (IRC). During his second year, Ameya became an Opinion Writer for The Bull & Bear, where one of his articles on campus politics was featured on Maclean’s. Ameya was recently elected to serve as the Vice President of Internal Operations for the International Relations Students’ Association of McGill (IRSAM), which makes him the Editorial Consultant of the McGill International Review. This year, Ameya’s vision for the McGill International Review is to expand the publication from an annual journal to creating an online platform where people can publish articles and blogs on topics related to International Relations throughout the year
Esther is currently entering her third year at McGill University, pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Joint-Honours International Development Studies and Sociology, with a minor in International Relations. She currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the McGill International Review, managing the activities of her editorial staff and freelance writers, while supervising the logistics of the publication, such as finding sponsors and addressing budgetary issues characteristic to running a startup news-based project. Esther is a staunch follower of the news, and she is extremely excited to be working with a team of dedicated writers and thinkers
Christopher Liu is a U3 Honours political science student with a minor concentration in philosophy. His research interests in international relations include domestic sources of foreign policy and international relations of East Asia, with an emphasis on China. This past summer, Chris was an intern for opposition leader and human rights activist Dr. Chee Soon Juan in Singapore as part of the McGill Oslo Scholar Program. He hopes to pursue a PhD in political science upon graduation.
Alexander Langer is a U2 student at McGill, pursuing a Joint Honours degree in History and Political Science. Hailing from Toronto, Alexander is a committed member of the McGill Debating Union. This past year, he was a staff writer for The Political Bouillon, a Montreal-based student journal of international politics. His academic interests include ethnic and sectarian conflict, the dynamics of post-conflict reconstruction, and the modern history of Southeastern Europe and the Middle East. Now the managing editor of the McGill International Review Online, Alexander hopes to lead the publication’s expansion to daily online content from an academic journal.
Michael Ross is a U3 student at McGill University, studying History and Computer Science. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Michael is an American patriot and author of the Whisky Rebellion opinion piece. Michael is also a member of the McGill Debating Union as well as founder and President of Magrathea Media, a web design and hosting company dedicated to bringing affordable web design to individuals and small organizations.