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Dr. Emily Pelley is currently working as an assistant professor in the International Development Studies Program at Saint Mary's University. She recently completed her PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies at Dalhousie University. Her research was on Canada's policy response to refugee young people, looking at Halifax as a case study for service provision. She worked with the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldier’s Initiative on various research projects. In 2010, Emily received her MSc with distinction in International Health from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Prior to this, she received her BA (Honours) from Dalhousie University in International Development Studies. Emily is passionate about the fight against human trafficking and she has used any avenue that comes her way to raise awareness and mobilize people to stand up to this injustice. Her research interests include migration and displacement, children affected by armed conflict, children and youth mental health, human trafficking, international humanitarian law, knowledge mobilization, and youth engagement.