Currently in the second year of his Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto, Ziyi is pursuing specializations in the market and cyberspace. Interested in global governance, Ziyi interned at the Global Summitry Project (GSP) in summer 2021. He engaged in research in the China-West Dialogue project at GSP. He analyzed domestic and foreign policies of some top economies in the world. Ziyi received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Russian and East European Studies with a minor in Japanese from Union College (New York) in 2020. Ziyi also had research experiences in High Energy Physics and Virtual and Augmented Reality programs that teach Verbs of Motion to non-native Russian speakers. In combination with Ziyi’s background in science and Global Affairs, he wishes to continue his education after the MGA program to become adequate in Computational Social Science.
Nicoletta Zibin is a current Research Analyst for the Global Summitry Project. She is also presently the Secretary General of a civil society NGO in Brussels, Stand Up For Europe. Nicoletta started in this role after graduating in 2022 from the Masters of Global Affairs program at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. Her specialization during her Masters was in Global Policy in Europe and Eurasia. Nicoletta’s professional interests surround multilateral cooperation, international relations, European affairs and diplomacy.
Husnah Mad-hy is a research assistant at the Global Summitry Project and an Anti-Money Laundering Analyst (Politically Exposed People) at RBC. She recently graduated from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and previously with an LLB from the University of Manchester, UK. She previously interned as an innovation researcher at the United Nations Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, volunteered as a legal researcher at Beamish Law, and, as support at Amnesty International. She was also the beneficiary of the Lupina Fellowship at the Innovation Lab at the Munk School where she explored policy pathways for children affected with Rare Diseases in Tanzania. Her current role at the Global Summitry Project has included contributing to blog posts on the G20 Summit, memos on the upcoming Global South Troika, funding opportunities in alignment with GSP, and communication with stakeholders such as the LUCE Foundation, KOCH Foundation, and FORD Foundation.
Christian Tramontin is a Global Summitry Project researcher studying relations between Europe and China. Christian completed his graduate studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, where he specialized in European and Eurasian Policy and Innovation. During his time at the Munk School, Christian served as a Lupina Fellow of Innovation, a Teaching Assistant in Global Macroeconomics, and a Research Assistant with the Department of History. He received his undergraduate degree in history and political science with high distinction from the University of Toronto. Christian is passionate about security, economics, sustainability, the politics of sport, contemporary history, and the intricacies of global affairs. In addition to his work at GSP, Christian acts as a research project manager for a leading water and energy technology company. In this role, he manages exploratory projects and studies conducted alongside external partners, such as market analyses and feasibility assessments, prior to the development of innovative products for the global water and energy sectors. He also acts as a freelance consultant with the Italian Trade Agency. Outside of work, you can find Christian reading, playing guitar, and watching soccer.
Vartika Suneja is a student at Rotman Commerce, University of Toronto. She is pursuing a Management Specialist, and an Economics Minor. She’s a Research & Digital Associate for GSP, and some of her responsibilities include web content management, social media management, admin and navigating GSP’s overall digital presence. By formulating a strategy to increase traffic and improve website user experience, Vartika is contributing positively to GSP’s growth online. Outside of work, Vartika enjoys writing, research and is passionate about diversity and inclusion.
Tammy is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree in the Rotman Commerce program at the University of Toronto. She specializes in management with a focus on strategy & innovation and international business as well as a minor in economics. At the Global Summitry Project, Tammy is a research and digital associate responsible for expanding the Project’s online presence and preparing articles for publication. Outside of work, Tammy enjoys travelling and reading.