Sandra Watson Parcels
Sandra Watson Parcels is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Defence Studies. Her research interests include the role China plays in the international liberal order, and China’s economic statecraft as a deceptive policy to advance military objectives. She holds a BA in Applied Policy Studies from Mount Royal University (2008) and an MA in Government - Counterterrorism and Homeland Security (2018) from Reichman University.
Sandra, from Toronto, Canada, comes to the Defence Department after a decade in international business in China, the USA and Canada. While attaining her MA in Israel, Sandra worked for Athena, a cybersecurity firm under Mer Group. There, she produced an extensive report on Chinese Hacker Groups that was published by the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT). Sandra is currently working as an intern researcher for the Asia & China team at the International Team for the Study of Security (ITSS) Verona.
- International liberal order
- China’s grand strategy
- Global security
Thesis title: China’s economic statecraft: a deceptive policy to advance military objectives. Case Studies Analysis.
Supervisor: Dr Zeno Leoni
- Watson Parcels, S. (2018, June). ICT Cyber-Desk Report: Chinese Hacker Groups. International Insitute for Counter Terrorism. https://ict.org.il/ict-cyber-desk-report-chinese-hacker-groups/
- Watson Parcels, S. (2021, November 18). Insights from Joanna Chiu's book, "China Unbound, A New World Disorder". ITSS Verona. https://www.itssverona.it/insights-from-joanna-chius-book-china-unbound-a-new-world-disorder
- Watson Parcels, S. (2022, May 10). The Need For A Territorial Defence Force in Taiwan. ITSS Verona. https://www.itssverona.it/the-need-for-a-territorial-defence-force-in-taiwan
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