Lisa DeMoor, Privy Council Office
Life after King's
From the marble steps of the Alberta Legislature to the Canadian Prime Minister's Office, my Politics-History-Economics (PHE) program has given me the tools I need to pursue my interests.
"My PHE degree and its broad interdisciplinary nature was a springboard into work and educational opportunities...It challenged me to work for shalom in our economic and political systems in what is often a broken world."
The PHE program initially appealed to me because I have always been interested in social justice and public policy. PHE provided a broad picture of political and economic life, both nationally and internationally, as well as the tools and knowledge-base necessary to engage in justice-based work locally and abroad.
Since graduating from King's, I have had opportunities to work with political parties in Alberta, a Canadian foreign policy and peace building NGO in Ottawa, the Privy Council Office, the Canadian International Development Agency in The Gambia and Nigeria, and more. I also went on to complete an M.A. at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa.
My PHE degree and its broad interdisciplinary nature was a springboard into work and educational opportunities. The PHE program has proven to be invaluable training for work on an international stage. My coursework, faculty, and broader King's environment, taught me about the intrinsic call to social justice within the Christian life. It challenged me to work for shalom in our economic and political systems in what is often a broken world.