Meredith Ralston teaches in the Departments of Women's Studies and Political Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her work has been in the areas of women and politics, and homeless women and prostitution in Canada. She is the author of Nobody Wants to Hear our Truth: Homeless Women and Theories of the New Right. She is also an award-winning filmmaker, and her latest film, Hope in Heaven (about sex tourism in the Philippines) is narrated by Kiefer Sutherland and has just been broadcast to great acclaim on CBC in Canada. She also wrote and directed two documentaries with the National Film Board of Canada on women in politics. Edna Keeble is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Saint Mary's University, in Halifax. Edna's work has centered on issues of security, particularly from a feminist perspective. She is the coauthor of (Re)defining Traditions: Gender and Canadian Foreign Policy, and has maintained her commitment to policy-relevant research. She currently sits on the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security, a 15-member national body that advises the Ministers of Justice and Public Safety in Canada. She also served on the Minister's Advisory Board for former Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy for four years.
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