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Claire Reid

Indigenous UWinnipeg


Claire Reid Title: Director, Masters in Development Practice

Biography: Claire is the Director of the Master’s in Development Practice: Indigenous Development at the University of Winnipeg (Canada). She has worked in the non-governmental sector doing community development work with organizations including la Asociacion Pro Derechos Humanos (Peru), Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos (Peru), Coalition nationale pour les droits haïtiens (Haiti), and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (Canada). Claire’s interest in international human rights law led her to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, where she conducted investigative research for the Office of the Prosecutor. Claire has taught in the International Development faculty at the University of Winnipeg and was previously the University’s International Relations Officer. Claire’s research has focused on exploring how abstract human rights norms are realized in ordinary contexts. She has published on such subjects as discrimination in Peru, International Refugee Law, housing discrimination in Toronto and the role of Diaspora groups in influencing Canada’s foreign policy. Claire has a Master’s of Arts in International Human Rights Law (University for Peace, Costa Rica) and a Bachelor of Arts, Honours, in Politics and International Development (University of Winnipeg). She is fluent in French and Spanish.