Dr. Leah McMillan

Dr. Leah McMillan

Assistant Professor of International Development

Dr. McMillan is presenting her paper, “HRBAD to HRBANRG: the Case of Ghana" and another paper, "Natural Resource Management in Ghana: Lesson for Global Policy Governance," at the International Ghana Studies Association conference in Kumasi, Ghana, in May. She will be staying in the country after the conference to conduct primary data collection on a larger project that investigates governance mechanisms in Ghana's emerging mining sector. She is especially interested in the opportunities that exist, if any, for community members to engage in dialogue pertaining to the human rights and environmental standards of natural resource extraction in their locales.

Dr. McMillan is co-editor of two volumes set to be published in 2013 and 2014. Innovating South-South Cooperation: Challenges, Modalities, and Policies will be published by the University of Ottawa Press as part of their Global Governance book series. The editors are currently in consultation with publishers for their volume, MDGs: Achievement, Economic Growth and Social Activism. She was published twice for Cardus in November, including her featured article for the Cardus Comment magazine, "The Canada-Tanzania FIPA: Bilateral Relationship or Unilateral Advantage?" Dr. McMillan’s book review for the Canadian Journal of African Studies was published in the January 2013 volume. In May 2012 she presented "Governance Challenges in Education: A Study of Education for All in Southeastern Africa" at the Comparative and International Education Society annual conference in San Juan. Dr. McMillan presented "Public-Private Partnerships: Poor English, Poor Policy, or Poor Opportunity?" at the Zylstra Symposium hosted by Redeemer University College in October 2012.