Rory Shiner joined the International Counter-Terrorism Review (ICTR)’s social media team and editorial board in July 2020.
He graduated with a B.A. in Communications from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada, where he would also go on to complete an M.A. in Political Science. His research has focused on the dynamics between emerging technological developments and terrorist threats, right-wing extremism & CVE programs in North America and the EU.
During his time at Wilfrid Laurier University, Rory worked as a social media coordinator for non-profit organizations located in the Waterloo region and also spent time on Laurier’s academic journal review board. Rory recently completed an internship at Project Ploughshares, a Canadian peace research institute with a focus on disarmament efforts and international security, where he worked as a research assistant on their emerging technologies program and published an article on the growing use of drones by non-state actors.