Current Research

Throughout the year, the Leadership and Democracy Lab will be publishing content based on current research. This research will outline political risk and potential mitigation strategies that a country or industry can choose to implement. Feel free to browse or select a topic from the left-side panel. Previous country and industry research can be found under "Archives."

This page contains articles that are written by current members of the Leadership and Democracy Lab. All publications are written for information purposes and the views expressed in each article are not reflective of the Lab's opinion but are the author's views. For further information, including copies, publication requests, or to contact the authors, please contact the Lab. All articles are free to view and are for information purposes.

2021 - 2022 Research Topics

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Pacific Gas & Electric: The Future of the Energy System in California

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Australian Rare Earth Industry Analysis: Risks, Mitigation, and Competing Interests

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Canadian Rare Earth Element Industry: Risks and Mitigations 

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Mitigating Risk to the NWMO's Proposed Deep Storage Repository in Ignace and Teeswater

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Canada's Investments in Fossil Fuels and Industry Shifts

Jordan Tepper - Pacific Gas & Electric: The Future of the Energy System in California

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Alden EakinsSarah KabaniJehan Mohammed Katie CampbellAndrei ChenNoha Shaalan


Zoey Lin - Australian Rare Earth Industry Analysis: Risks, Mitigation, and Competing Interests

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Alec MazurekMubashir AbbasJulia Bradley Victor Chao Maddy Regan


Mateo Larrazabal - Canadian Rare Earth Element Industry: Risks and Mitigations 

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Alec MazurekEmily SealEthan ChenJessica LookMax RolfeRyan Mandachescu


Yashvardhan Jethoo - Mitigating Risk to the NWMO’s Proposed Deep Storage Repository in Ignace and Teeswater

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Sheetal VemannagariDevon JaroviJosh BernsteinKathrina Goodwin ⋅ Madison Binder ⋅ Oana Padurean ⋅ Reagan Cockburn


Rebekah Rodrigues & Winny WangCanada’s Investments in Fossil Fuels and Industry Shifts

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Sheetal Vemannagaris ⋅ Harleen Chema ⋅ Serena Fang ⋅ Morgan Hayes ⋅ Jennifer Lam ⋅ Cassie MacLellan ⋅ Inaara Savani