Marie Lamensch


Marie Lamensch is the project coordinator at The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University.

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Born in Belgium, Marie has lived in Germany, France, Canada and the UK. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in History (specialization Genocide studies) at Montreal’s Concordia University, Marie volunteered in Ghana and Rwanda for several months where she also conducted research on reconciliation in Rwanda. She has Master’s degree in Conflict, Security and Development at King’s College London.

Marie started collaborating with MIGS in 2008, monitoring domestic media for hate. As a project coordinator she co-manages MIGS’ numerous activities and projects, and she is in charge of the institute’s communication. She regularly participates in national and international conferences and gives interviews to the media.


Her interests are mass atrocity prevention, foreign affairs, national and international security, and violent extremism. More particularly, she conducts research on women, violent extremism, and the role of women in non-state armed groups.
Marie also writes for the Huffington Post Quebec and is the Foreign Affairs Editor at The Mantle. She is also the president of the Canadian International Council’s Montreal Branch.