Cody is from Vancouver, Canada where he played ice hockey. He graduated from Tufts University in Boston, USA in 2013 with a Bachelors of Arts, Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He majored in Political Science focusing on ethical questions in political theory. As an Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) Empower Fellow and Synaptic Scholar at Tufts, he researched foreign aid, elite oligarchies, and mass poverty in the Philippines and the impact of the Olympic Games on poor urban communities in Vancouver. As an undergraduate he initiated social project in the field of conflict transformation in Rwanda, Kenya, and across the Israeli-Gaza border. In 2010, he co-founded Sisi ni Amani Kenya, a project that deploys SMS-based conflict response mechanisms and traditional human mobilizing techniques in violence-prone communities in Kenya in order to mitigate political violence and promote civic dialogue. As co-founder of Sisi ni Amani, he was a finalist at the World Bank’s Innovation Fair in Cape Town and lived in Nairobi, Kenya for one year in 2010-11. He has been invited to contribute to conferences held by Engineers Without Borders International, the Human Rights Foundation, and the Clinton Global Initiative University in Cyprus, Norway, and within the United States. At Tufts, he served one year as the Undergraduate Coordinator of the Empower Program for Social Entrepreneurship at the IGL and has participated on planning committees and in year-long colloquia for the IGL’s 2009 Symposium on Global Cities, 2010 Symposium on South Asia, and 2012 Symposium on Conflict in the 21st Century. He enjoys reading philosophy, cognitive psychology, and philosophy of consciousness.
Cognitive development, ancient and modern philosophy, political theory, "gymnastic for bodies and music for the soul" (Bk II 376e)
- Special Projects Assistant at Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University