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Originally from Elora, ON in Canada, David Hornsby now lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa as a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand.  David successfully completed his PhD in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK in 2009/10.  He holds a BA (Hons.) and MA in Political Science from the University of Guelph and enjoyed a stint as a Visiting Fulbright Student at Tufts University Fletcher School in 2005/06.

David has published in both the biological and social sciences and seeks to integrate his passion for international relations with his experience in the biomedical sciences. In particular,  David looks to how the perception of risk can influence international trade flows and impact on international decision-making.  In addition, he also maintains an interest in large class pedagogy and how these sorts of learning environments impact the student experience.

At Wits David is a member of the University Senate, Chair of the Faculty of Humanities ICT Committee, and Chair of the SAKAI Implementation Working Group.

Currently David is the Book Reviews Editor for the European Journal of Risk Regulation, is a member of the Executive Committee for the South African Association of Canadian Studies, and sits on the Board of Directors for World University Service of Canada.  One of Canada’s most established education and development NGO’s.


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