Neekoo Collett is a PhD Student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. She holds an MA in Global Affairs from the University of Toronto’s Munk School and a BA (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Alberta. Her research explores the escalation and de-escalation of persecution against minorities.
Neekoo has worked for the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, where she helped to organize the Professional Training Programme for the Prevention of Mass Atrocity and well as the institute’s Raoul Wallenberg Legacy of Leadership Project. She has been an analyst for the Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention, a production intern for the Canadian International Council, a curriculum developer for the Sara Corning Centre for Genocide Education, and a consultant for the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development. Presently she is a board member of SHOUT Canada, a non-profit organization that organizes an annual seminar in Rwanda where graduate and law students can learn from Rwandans about legacies of genocide and transitional justice.
She is a past participant and Secretary-General of HSMUN.