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Robert F. Worth

Robert F. Worth’s Rage for Order wins the 2017 Lionel Gelber Prize

February 28, 2017

Sara Charney, Chair of the Lionel Gelber Prize Board and niece of the late Lionel Gelber, today announced that the winner of the 27th annual Lionel Gelber Prize is Robert F. Worth for his book A Rage for Order: The...

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In Memoriam: F. Ross Johnson – business leader, entrepreneur, U of T graduate (MBA 1956), and philanthropist

February 2, 2017

From his modest beginnings in depression-era Winnipeg, F. Ross Johnson rose to become the chief executive of RJR Nabisco and was internationally regarded as one of the most influential executives of the 20th century.

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Student Competition Invites Transformative Ideas about Asia

January 16, 2017

The Asian Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the second year of the Richard Charles Lee Insights through Asia Challenge (ITAC, formerly Big Ideas Competition).

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Jury announced for the 27th annual Lionel Gelber Prize

January 3, 2017

Sara Charney, Chair of the Lionel Gelber Prize and President of The Lionel Gelber Foundation, and Stephen Toope, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs, are pleased to announce an outstanding jury for the 2017 Prize.

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Researchers expose censorship on popular chat app, WeChat

November 30, 2016

Toronto, Canada (30 November 2016) — Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab are publishing a report today that reveals how WeChat (the most popular chat app in China) censors content.

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National Security Workshops

November 21, 2016

In October and November 2016, the Global Justice Lab’s Global Counter-Terrorism Law and Policy Group hosted three Chatham House Rule workshops on national security policy, prompted by the Government of Canada’s 2016 Green Paper:  “Our Security, Our Rights”.

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Researchers Uncover Hidden Censorship on Chinese Live Streaming Apps

November 1, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, Canada (1 November 2016) — Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab are publishing a report today that reveals hidden keyword blacklists that are used to censor chats on three popular Chinese live streaming applications,...

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China and a People-Centred G20

August 4, 2016

So it is evident there is much anger out in ‘election land’ and among the many electorates these days. The distemper is widespread. The ‘oddest’ of campaigns of course is the presidential race – just 98 days away – in...

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#How2Reach: Why the SDGs are wonderfully audacious

June 21, 2016

The 2000 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) established a lofty global development agenda, requiring both national and transnational efforts to ‘move the needle’ in meeting basic needs and encouraging socio-economic development in low (and middle) income countries.

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Exploring the Future of Innovation and Privacy in the Age of Big Data

May 12, 2016

Are we getting closer to the world of “Big Brother” described in George Orwell’s novel 1984? Whether through phone calls, text messages or our search history on the Internet, we always leave a digital trail behind us.

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