Kevin Budning

Junior Affiliate (PhD)

Budning is currently a fourth-year doctoral student at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), studying under Professors Fen Hampson and Alex Wilner. His research examines why political decision-makers in Canada and the United States allocate more funds towards countering Islamist inspired terrorism than right-wing extremism, even though the number of incidents and fatalities caused by latter outnumber the former.
Budning has gained considerable academic knowledge in the field of terrorism during both his undergraduate and graduate studies. At the University of Ottawa, he served as a research assistant to Dr. Costanza Musu, where he assisted her book project that examined the impacts of international terrorism financing. At the University of Toronto, he wrote my Major Research Paper on the Israeli Defense Forces’ counterinsurgency strategy of ‘mowing the lawn.’ And at NPSIA, he has had the opportunity to present and publish research on the global threat of terrorism and violent extremism.

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