Matt Gordner is a PhD Student at the University of Toronto studying comparative and development politics. Matt has a B.A. (honors) from York University in Philosophy and Political Science, an M.A. (magna cum laude) from Tel Aviv University in Middle Eastern History, and an M.A. from the University of Alberta in Political Theory. Matt is the Founder and Executive Director of The Peace by Peace Initiative, a not-for-profit organization that promotes dialogue on sensitive political issues of local and global scope, a Senior Analyst at Consultancy Africa Intelligence, and a Trudeau Scholar at the Trudeau Foundation.