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Raynold Wonder Alorse

PhD in International Relations (International Political Economy of Mining), Queen's University, Ontario

Raynold Wonder Alorse holds a PhD in Political Studies (International Relations) from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada. His academic credentials, leadership and community service have been recognized with the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC-doctoral), Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Nepean's Canada 150 Anniversary Medal for outstanding community service and a Nelson Mandela Award (SSHRC)—an award which celebrates Mandela’s legacy, leadership, and tireless pursuit of peace, democracy, justice, and freedom through learning, understanding, and education. Raynold’s research on sustainable governance of natural resources, Canadian mining in sub-Saharan Africa, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and mining policy has been published in Contemporary Politics, Encyclopedia of Mineral and Energy Policy, and Corporate Social Responsibility and Canada’s Role in Africa’s Extractive Sectors (2020, University of Toronto Press). Raynold’s experience spans both the public and private sectors, including provincial government (Ontario), financial services, technology, and public international organizations. A firm believer in community service, Raynold has over three years of experience as a Director on non-profit Boards. He also holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the Queen’s School of Policy Studies and a Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours) degree in Political Science and Business (with an Economics minor) from the University of Waterloo.


  • 2014–2020
    PhD in Political Studies (International Relations), Queen's University


  • 2012 
    Queen's University, Ontario, Canada, Master of Public Administration
  • 2010 
    University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours) degree in Political Science and Business (with an Economics minor)