Panthea Pourmalek

Panthea Pourmalek

Research and Advocacy Intern

Panthea is a Research and Advocacy Intern for GNWP. She is an incoming Master’s student at the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs in Canada, and holds a honours Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations. Her undergraduate research explored rebel-civilian sociopolitical relationships in conflict contexts, with a focus on the diversity of governance structures employed by non-state armed groups. Panthea is passionate about civilian-centred studies of conflict, as well as the advancement of local and global Women, Peace, and Security (WPS), and Youth, Peace, and Security (YPS) agendas. She hopes her research will contribute to more nuanced understanding and inclusion of women and youth in both the policy realm and academia. Panthea is also interested in sustainable development, and has dedicated special attention to the ‘Leaving No One Behind’ pledge of the 2030 Agenda. She has developed resources for CSOs and NGOs to facilitate the meaningful representation of youth, particularly racialized and gender-diverse youth, at high-level political fora. 

Panthea is fluent in English and Farsi (Persian), and is currently learning Arabic.

panthea@gnwp.org