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Researcher, Centre for International and Defence Policy, Queen's University, Ontario

Claire Parsons is a researcher with the Centre for International and Defence Policy where she works on quantum technology’s effects on the defence strategies of the Five Eyes alliance and the relationship between cybersecurity and climate change. Her research interests pertain to military affairs and international relations with her Major Research Project focusing on reducing the recruitment and retention of far-right radicals, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis into the Canadian Armed Forces. Claire holds a Master’s of Arts in Political Studies with a specialization in Nationalism, Ethnicity, Peace, and Conflict from Queen’s University. She was also recently appointed a 2024 Capstone Laureate of the Canadian Defence and Security Network. She holds a Bachelor's (Honours) Undergraduate degree in Political Studies and a Certificate in Law from Queen's University.


  • –present
    Researcher, Queen's University, Ontario


  • 2023 
    Queen's University, Master's in Arts - Political Studies