Observatory Media is a current events digital magazine that provides audio, video and written content that showcases the work of academics and young professionals. We work to help our global contributor base, from a wide range of disciplines and focuses, reach an engaged audience. The team at Observatory Media is committed to ensuring that all the articles are well researched and allow the reader to further engage with the topic and/or research.

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Our Team

Karan Mehta – Director

Karan Mehta has an Honour’s Bachelors degree in International Studies from Glendon College and postgraduate certificate in Government Relations from Seneca College. He held key positions in numerous organizations and has volunteered politically. During his time in undergraduate studies Karan was one of the founding members of Glendon Model NATO and has helped provide students with a practical approach to international affairs. Karan is passionate about politics, international affairs and grassroots social movements.

Nathan Seef – Director

Nathan earned a Master of International Criminology with Merit from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from York University in Toronto, Canada. He specializes in transnational organized crime and environmental harms. Nathan has given several guest lectures on green criminology and is passionate about finding ways to reduce the negative impacts of mass production. He has strong interests in issues of global governance, international law, and international affairs. Nathan is also an Associate Editor at iAffairs Canada, an online publication affiliated with the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Vennesa Weedmark – Director

Vennesa graduated with a Master of Arts from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, England. She was a Senior Editor and contributing author at the Glendon Journal of International Studies (an undergraduate-run, peer-reviewed, academic journal based at Glendon College, York University) from 2011-12 and continues as a reviewer. She served as the Vice-President of Communications for the Glendon Model NATO Club (2011-12) and was the Secretary of the Glendon Conservative Club for three majestic years (2009-12). Vennesa can converse in English and French fluently, and is quite articulate in Hungarian. Her main areas of interest include nuclear security and non-proliferation, underdevelopment economics, Caribbean international relations, proto-IR in African antiquity, and International Studies theory.

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