Laurence Claussen is a recent graduate from the University of British Columbia. He completed his MA in Political Science in November 2020, focusing on US politics, migration, ethics in democracy, and public opinion. He had previously completed his BA in History from the University of Aberdeen, where his studies focused on modern political theory, European history, Western ethics, and the politics of conflict and terrorism.
Currently, Laurence is an Assistant to the Jean Monnet Projects for EUCAnet. In this role he offers internal administrative support, as well as serving in a broader capacity as a writer and researcher. He also works as a Communications Assistant for the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria, compiling and publishing the weekly newsletter and helping out with Social Media.
Laurence has a range of teaching and professional experience. He was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of British Columbia between 2019-2020 and currently works as an Academic Coach for Linden Global in Berlin. At Aberdeen he was an Honours Student Representative, and in the summer of 2018, he worked as an administrative intern at the Press Office at the US Embassy in Berlin.
Research Interests: US Politics; the US presidency; US elections and voting rights; US foreign policy; Migration flows; Ethics in Democracy; Public Opinion; Political Theory; European History; different models of governance