Dr. Leah Sarson

Assistant professor, Dalhouse University

Canadian foreign policy, international relations, Indigenous global politics, gender and politics


Trump calls NATO Summit a success

CTV News, July 12, 2018Television

URL: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1860298080698181

Donald Trump is claiming the NATO Summit was a success. We speak to International Relations professor Leah Sarson for her analysis.

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Dr. Leah Sarson is an assistant professor of international relations in the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University, where her work explores Indigenous global politics in the extractive resource sector. Her broader research interests focus on Canadian foreign policy, international relations, gender, and the Arctic. Prior to joining Dalhousie, she was a Fulbright researcher and SSHRC post-doctoral fellow at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where she remains a fellow at the Dickey Center for International Understanding, and a visiting Arctic fellow at the Institute of Arctic Studies. Sarson completed her PhD in Political Studies in December 2016 at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where she is also a fellow at the Centre for International and Defence Policy. She holds additional positions at the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History at the University of Toronto and the Canadian International Council. She is a member of the board of directors of Women in International Security-Canada and has held professional positions at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Global Affairs Canada, among others.


  • Canadian foreign policy
  • international relations
  • Indigenous global politics
  • gender and politics