Leah Sarson

Senior Fellow


Leah Sarson is an assistant professor of International Relations at Dalhousie University and a fellow at the Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Her work explores Indigenous global politics in the extractive resource sector and 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. She 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.

Dr. Sarson 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.

Featured Publications

Sarson, Leah and Asa McKercher. 2016. “Dollars and Sense?: The Harper Government, Economic Diplomacy, and Canadian Foreign Policy.” International Journal 71.3: 351-370.

Nossal, Kim Richard and Leah Sarson. 2014. “About Face: Explaining Changes in Canada’s China Policy, 2006-2012.” Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 20.2: 146-162.


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