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Chris Tenove is a doctoral candidate in Political Science at the University of British Columbia and an award-winning freelance writer and broadcaster. He is a Scholar with Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, a Liu Scholar, and was recently a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. Chris studies international relations and political theory, with an emphasis on issues of global governance and global justice. His research, funded by SSHRC and a Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant, looks at the political and ethical dilemmas of global governance for international criminal justice and humanitarianism.

As a journalist, Chris’ assignments have taken him to diamond pits in Sierra Leone, jazz clubs in Bosnia, prisons in Cambodia and jade mines in British Columbia. His features have appeared in magazines such as Maclean’s, The Walrus, Canadian Geographic, Adbusters, Vancouver, This Magazine, and Reader’s Digest Canada, and in newspapers such as the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and The Tyee.

As a broadcaster, his documentaries have appeared on Ideas on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Radio Netherlands World Service, and This American Life.

Chris lives in Vancouver, Canada, where he is a member of the FCC—a collective of globetrotting writers who curate the rare but memorable Emily’s Monkey literary events.

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