Gerald Bareebe is a 2013-2017 Trudeau Scholar and Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. Before starting his doctoral studies, Gerald was a national political reporter at the Daily Monitor, Uganda's largest and most influential independent newspaper. He holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Communications (Makerere University), a master's degree in International Relations (Makerere University), and an advanced master's degree in Governance and Development (University of Antwerp). His Ph.D. research is focused on the convergence between the military and elite interests in post-conflict state reconstruction, regime consolidation and nation-building in Uganda and Rwanda.
Experience as a Trudeau Scholar
As an international student studying in Canada, the Trudeau scholarship reduced my financial burden which gave me space to focus more on my studies. Above all, being part of the Trudeau family is a life-changing experience. I got a chance to socialize with many talented scholars, mentors and public intellectuals with whom I shared knowledge and ideas about the most critical public policy challenges facing the sub-Sharan Africa. I strongly believe that my potential for future contributions and leadership has been enhanced through participation in the Trudeau Foundation's activities. Your kindness and generosity has motivated me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help other students to achieve their education like you have helped me. Thank you for your support!