Our Esteemed Faculty
Among our internationally renowned faculty, affiliated with the Munk School of Global Affairs
Currently the Director of the Global Summitry Project and Senior Editor of Oxford’s Global Summitry: Politics, Economics and Law in International Governance, and a Principal of LECG, Inc., an economic, finance and strategic management consulting firm. Dr. Alexandroff has written and spoken on a variety of trade and global economic subjects. In 1994, Dr. Alexandroff was the project consultant on the international economy for the Canada 21 Project. In September, 1994, Dr. Alexandroff and Dr. Sylvia Ostry completed “The Challenge of Global Trade, Investment and Finance for Canada,” one of the four position papers prepared for the Special Joint Committee of the Senate and the House of Commons reviewing Canadian Foreign Policy. He has written recent articles on Canada’s trade policy and China-Mexico trade in NAFTA, and is preparing a piece on the implications of Jackson-Vanik for China’s accession to the WTO. – See more at: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/mga/faculty/mga-faculty.htm#sthash.VAKmhrwi.dpuf
Steven Bernstein is Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Political Science, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Co-director of the Global Environmental Governance Program at the Munk School. He was recently a convening lead author and member of the Global Forest Expert Panel on the International Forest Regime and a consultant and advisor for the “Rio +20” UN Conference on Sustainable Development. His research and teaching span the areas of global governance, global environmental politics, non-state governance, international political economy, internationalization of public policy, and international institutions. Publications include Unsettled Legitimacy: Political Community, Power, and Authority in a Global Era (2009); Political Liberalism and Global Order: Toward a New Grand Compromise? (2007); A Globally Integrated Climate Policy for Canada (2007); and The Compromise of Liberal Environmentalism (2001), as well as a variety of articles in refereed journals. – See more at: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/mga/faculty/mga-faculty.htm#sthash.VAKmhrwi.dpuf
Nancy Bertoldi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. Her research focuses on normative questions in international relations, with the goal of uncovering global principles that can provide a realistic moral foundation for a just and peaceful global order. Entitled Beyond Power and Plenty, her first book develops a civic conception of global justice to address the challenges of poverty and inequality as they arise in a plural world. Her second book will examine the practical implications of this theory for policy debates on the global governance of trade, health, and the environment. This work will pay special attention to the roles played by practices of collective justification in the construal of fairness claims and the necessity of developing governance mechanisms that allow for principled and rule-governed civil disobedience within multilateral global institutional frameworks. – See more at: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/mga/faculty/mga-faculty.htm#sthash.Eyc8tnAL.dpuf
Dan Breznitz, is a Professor and Munk Chair of Innovation Studies, with a cross-appointment to the Department of Political Science. In addition, he is also Co-Director of the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School and the Director of Academic Research. Professor Breznitz is known worldwide as an expert on rapid-innovation-based industries and their globalization, as well as for his pioneering research on the distributional impact of innovation policies. He has been an advisor on science, technology, and innovation policies to multinational corporations, governments, and international organizations such as the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, TEKES, IFC, Fundación Chile, the United Nations, and the US-Israel Science and Technology Foundation. In 2001, he was awarded the GTRC 75th Anniversary Innovation Award for Public Service, Leadership, and Policy for this work. In 2008 Breznitz was selected as a Sloan Industry Studies Fellow. Breznitz spent eight years in Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) as a professor in the Scheller College of Business, the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Public Policy before moving to Toronto in 2013. In an earlier life he founded and served as a CEO of a small software company.
Professor Breznitz’s first book, Innovation and the State: Political Choice and Strategies for Growth in Israel, Taiwan, and Ireland, won the 2008 Don K. Price for best book on science and technology. His second book (co-authored with Michael Murphree) The Run of the Red Queen: Government, Innovation, Globalization, and Economic Growth in China, was chosen as the 2012 Susan Strange Best Book in International Studies by the BSIA, and was featured in The Economist and the New York Times. Dan Breznitz’s new book, Third Globalization: Can Wealthy Nations Stay Rich? (co-edited with John Zysman), looks at the challenges and opportunities faced by Western economies in the aftermath of the financial crisis and the rapid changes in the global production system.
Breznitz’s work has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, USCC, Sloan Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation, EI2, Connect Innovation Institute, the Samuel Neaman Institute for Advance Studies, the Bi-National Science Foundation, the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection, and the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Shiri M. Breznitz, an economic geographer, specializes in innovation, technology, and regional economic development. Her research is at the critical intersection of theory and policy to fit the new realities of globalization. Professor Breznitz’s work has informed policymaking at the local, national, and international levels. She has advised on the role of universities in the larger story of innovation, on the economic impact of biotechnology, and on the role of clusters in driving innovation. Professor Breznitz’s latest book, “The Fountain of Knowledge” with Stanford University Press (July 2014), analyzes universities’ relationships with government and industry, focusing on the biotechnology industry as a case study. She is also, together with Professor Henry Etzkowitz, editing the book “University Technology Transfer: The Globalization of Academic Innovation.” Additional work by Professor Breznitz has been published in Regional Studies, Canadian Journal of Regional Science, Economic Development Quarterly, Journal of Product Innovation Management, and The Journal of Technology Transfer.
Teaches: GLA1006H - Public International Law
Jutta Brunnée joined the Faculty of Law as Professor of Law in 2000, and holds the Metcalf Chair in Environmental Law. She holds law degrees from both Dalhousie University and Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Germany, and an undergraduate diploma from the Université de Dijon, France. Prior to her appointment at the Faculty of Law, she taught at the law schools of the University of British Columbia and McGill University. During that time, she served for a year as Scholar-in-Residence at the Oceans, Environmental and Economic Law Division of the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, advising on matters such as the Biodiversity and Climate Change Conventions. She has also participated in numerous Canadian and international initiatives related to environmental issues.
Professor Brunnée’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of international law and international environmental law. She has recently written on international law and international relations theory, compliance with international law, the use of force, the domestic application of international law, multilateral environmental agreements, and international environmental liability regimes.
Martin Butcher is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA-CMA), Chartered Investment Manager (CIM), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI). A 1986 graduate of the University Of Calgary Haskayne School Of Business, Martin has 25 years of experience in a wide range of senior accounting and finance roles, as well as extensive expertise in financial services, public sector financing, and financial regulation. Martin began teaching continuing education in 2012, and is presently working towards a Master of Business Administration at Athabasca University, and a Master Brewer designation at the United Kingdom Institute of Brewing and Distilling.
Teaches: GLA2010H - Geopolitics of Cyberspace
Ron Ron Deibert, (OOnt, PhD, University of British Columbia) is Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary research and development hothouse working at the intersection of the Internet, global security, and human rights. He is a co-founder and a principal investigator of the OpenNet Initiative and Information Warfare Monitor (2003-2012) projects.
Deibert was one of the founders and (former) VP of global policy and outreach forPsiphon Inc.
Deibert has published numerous articles, chapters, and books on issues related technology, media, and world politics. He was one of the authors of the Tracking Ghostnet report that documented an alleged cyber-espionage network affecting over 1200 computers in 103 countries, and the Shadows in the Cloud report, which analyzed a cloud-based espionage network. He is a co-editor of three major volumes with MIT Press: Access Denied: The practice and policy of Internet Filtering (2008), Access Controlled: The shaping of power, rights, and rule in cyberspace (2010), and Access Contested: Security, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace (2011). He is the author of Parchment, Printing, and Hypermedia: Communications in World Order Transformation (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997), and the recently published Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace (McClelland & Stewart/Random House, 2013).
He has been a consultant and advisor to governments, international organizations, and civil society/NGOs on issues relating to cyber security, cyber crime, online free expression, and access to information. He presently serves on the editorial board of academic journals such as International Political Sociology, Security Dialogue, Explorations in Media Ecology, Review of Policy Research, and Astropolitics.
Deibert is on the advisory board of Access Now and Privacy International. He is a member of the board of directors of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and is on the Steering Committee of the World Movement for Democracy.
Deibert was awarded the University of Toronto Outstanding Teaching Award (2002), the Northrop Frye Distinguished Teaching and Research Award (2002), and the Carolyn Tuohy Award for Public Policy (2010). He was a Ford Foundation research scholar of Information and communication technologies (2002-2004). He was named among Esquire Magazine’s “Best and Brightest List of 2007, and in 2010, he was listed among SC Magazine’s top “IT Security Luminaries.” In 2013, he was appointed to the Order of Ontario and awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, for being “among the first to recognize and take measures to mitigate growing threats to communications rights, openness and security worldwide.”
Mark Dubowitz is the executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan policy institute, where he leads projects on Iran, sanctions, and nonproliferation. A former venture capitalist and technology executive, Mark heads FDD’s Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance. He co-leads The Iran Task Force and is co-chair of the Project on U.S. Middle East Nonproliferation Strategy.
Widely recognized as one of the key influencers in shaping the Iran sanctions architecture of the past decade, Mark has advised U.S. administrations and lawmakers and testified eighteen times before Congress and foreign legislative committees on Iran sanctions and nuclear issues. He is the author or co-author of over twenty studies on economic sanctions and Iran’s nuclear program. Mark teaches courses on sanctions and international negotiations at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, where he is a senior fellow.
Mark has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, USA Today, Forbes, Slate, The Weekly Standard, The Globe & Mail, and The National Post, and appeared on CBS Evening News, CNN, Fox News, NPR, PBS, BBC and CBC.
Mark has a masters in international public policy from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and law and MBA degrees from the University of Toronto.
Raised in Toronto, he has lived in Washington, D.C. since 2003.
Marc Dupont is Director, Government and Public Affairs at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Prior to this role, he led Government and Public Affairs functions at Methanex Corporation and DuPont Canada and was a Policy Advisor to the Canadian Minister for International Trade. Marc is a sessional instructor at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs.
Marc is a lawyer and holds a B.A. in History/East-Asian Studies and a LL.B. from the Université de Montréal. He was a Fulbright Scholar and also holds an M.A. in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. A recipient of the Canada-China Scholarship, he also studied at the People’s University in Beijing. He is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Mandarin.
Gilles Duranton is professor of economics and holds the Noranda chair in Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto. A graduate from HEC Paris and Sorbonne University, he obtained his PhD in economics jointly from the London School of Economics and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales in Paris. His research focuses on regional and urban issues. His empirical work is concerned with the estimation of the costs and benefits of cities and clusters. He is also interested in the evaluation of local policies and the effects of transportation infrastructure on urban development. He also conducts theoretical research to gain insight about the distribution of city sizes, the skill composition and sectoral patterns of activities in cities. He serves as co-editor for the Journal of Urban Economics and is on the editorial board of several other academic journals. He is a fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and worked as consultant on regional and urban policy for various national governments and international organizations. A Philip-Leverhulme Prize winner in 2003 and a Lösch Prize winner in 2006, his recent publications include: “Urban Evolutions: The Fast, the Slow, and the Still,“American Economic Review, 2007, 97 (1),” Labour Pooling, Labour Poaching and Spatial Clustering,” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2006, 36(1) (with Pierre-Philippe Combes); “Testing for Localisation Using Micro-Geographic Data,” Review of Economic Studies, 2005, 72(4), (with Henry Overman); “From Sectoral to Functional Urban Specialisation,” Journal of Urban Economics, 57(2), with Diego Puga); “The Micro-foundations of Urban Agglomeration Economies,” in Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Henderson and Thisse (eds.), 2004, North-Holland (with Diego Puga).
Todd Foglesong joined the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto as a Professor of Global Practice in 2014. He teaches courses on the governance of criminal justice and the response to crime and violence in global context. In cooperation with the Open Society Foundations, he is developing a peer-based system of support for government officials that seek to solve persistent problems in criminal justice. Recent papers, speeches, and publications on measuring the rule of law, pretrial detention, the response to violence against women, and the role of surveys in development can be found here.
Between 2007 and 2014, Todd was a senior research fellow and adjunct lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Between 2000 and 2005 Todd worked at the Vera Institute of Justice, creating a center for the reform of criminal justice in Moscow and founding Risk Monitor, a non-governmental research center in Sofia, Bulgaria that supports better public policies on organized crime and institutional corruption. Before that, Todd taught political science at the Universities of Kansas and Utah.
Lisa Forman is the Lupina Assistant Professor in global health and human rights at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and director of the Comparative Program on Health and Society at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Professor Forman’s research focuses on international human rights law related to health, medicines and trade. Her current research focuses on the contribution that international human rights law can make to remediating global health inequities, particularly in relation to access to medicines in low and middle income countries. Lisa qualified as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa, with a BA and LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her graduate studies include a Master’s in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University and a Doctorate in Juridical Science from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law.
Dr. Mark S. Fox received his BSc in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 1975 and his PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1983. In 1979 he joined the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University as a Research Scientist. In 1980 he started and was appointed Director of the Intelligent Systems Laboratory. He co-founded Carnegie Group Inc. in 1984, a software company which specialized in knowledge-based systems for solving engineering, manufacturing, and telecommunications problems, and was its Vice-President of Engineering and President/CEO. Carnegie Mellon University appointed him Associate Professor of Computer Science and Robotics in 1987 (with tenure in 1991). In 1988 he was appointed Director of the CMU Center for Integrated Manufacturing Decision Systems. In 1991, Dr. Fox returned to the University of Toronto where he was appointed the NSERC Research Chair in Enterprise Integration and Professor of Industrial Engineering. In 1992, he was appointed Director of the Collaborative Program in Integrated Manufacturing. In 1993, Dr. Fox co-founded Novator Systems Ltd., a company that provides E-Retail services over the Internet.
Dr. Fox’s research led to the creation of the field of Constraint-Directed Scheduling within Artificial Intelligence, and several commercially successful scheduling systems and companies. He also pioneered the application of Artificial Intelligence to project management, simulation, and material design. He was the designer of one of the first commercial industrial applications of expert systems: PDS/GENAID, a steam turbine generator diagnostic system for Westinghouse, which was a recipient of the IR100 and is still in commercial use at Siemens. He was the co-creator of the Knowledge Representation SRL from which Knowledge Craft™ and ROCK™, commercial knowledge engineering tools, were derived, and KBS from which several commercial knowledge based simulation tools are derived. His current research focuses on the ontologies and common sense reasoning and their application to Smart Cities.
Dr. Fox was elected a Fellow of American Association for Artificial Intelligence in 1991, a Joint Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and PRECARN in 1992, and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) in 2009. He received the Engineering Institute of Canada’s Canadian Pacific Railway Medal in 2011. He is a past AAAI councillor, and a member of ACM and IEEE. Dr. Fox has published over 100 papers.
Chiara Franzoni is an Assistant Professor in the School of Management at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. She is also Co-Director of the Advanced Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at MIP School of Management. Prof. Franzoni’s current projects include:
Crowd Science (with H. Sauermann). In a recent paper published in Research Policy, we build on three case studies (Galaxy Zoo, Fold.it and Polymath) to define and analyze Crowd Science, as a new way to organize scientific projects that employs the work of volunteers (citizen scientists, gamers, hobbyists) and involves the open disclosure of logs and intermediate knowledge. In a follow-up study funded by the Economics of Knowledge Contribution and Distribution Program of Sloan Foundation in collaboration with the Zooniverse Project we are investigating the patterns of crowd dynamics, with a focus on enduring participation and dropout. Some of the results would be applicable more generally to all crowd interactions, beyond the realm of science.
Crowdfunding (with C. Rossi-Lamastra and M.G. Colombo). In a new article in press in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice we find evidence that the social capital that proponents builds internally to the crowdfunding community is critical to succeed in the early days of a funding campaign, and thereby leverage capital later on. We interpret this as evidence of reciprocity norms. The reward types that allow a donor to be part of the developer community turn-out more useful than any other type of reward. Those that give contributors peer-to-peer recognition seem to be ineffective or nearly so. We are currently exploring the role of reputation and that of ethical orientation in crowdfunding.
Global Science (GlobSci) (with G. Scellato and P. Stephan). We are analyzing 19 thousand responses from a survey to scientists in 16 countries and 4 fields of science. Statistics on the international composition of the workforce in the 16 countries were published in Nature Biotechnology. In a second paper appeared in Economic Letters, we find evidence that the foreign-born perform at a higher level compared to the domestic scientists and the performance differential is robust to instrumenting for selection into migration (by means of migration in childhood). In a third paper forthcoming in Research Policy we have found that mobile scientists are more inclined to establish international networks. A sizeable share of foreign born collaborate with researchers located in their country of origin and migrants are also likely to collaborate with individuals from their home country who are working or studying in a third country (diaspora effect). Evidence on the competition of countries to attract international PhD and post-doc students has been presented at the NBER Workshop on High Skill Immigration (October 2012). We are currently working at ethnic composition of research teams.
Prof. Franzoni joins the Munk School of Global Affairs as a Visiting Senior Scholar this upcoming academic year.
Harriet Friedmann is Professor of Geography and Sociology and Fellow of the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. She has published and lectured widely on the politics of food and agriculture, most recently focusing on social justice and sustainability of farming systems and regional agrifood planning. She is co-originator of the influential perspective of “ international food regimes,” which has inspired interdisciplinary research into historical origins of food systems and potential directions for the future of food. She served as Review Editor on the UN-led International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology, the Scientific Committee of the Observatory of World Agricultures, an international network based at Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement, and Chair of the World-Systems Section of the American Sociological Association. Her research on local food systems includes the Foodshed Project, which facilitates collaborative research by and for the vibrant community of food practice in southern Ontario, and complements her work as a member of the Toronto Food Policy Council. She received a PhD and MA in Sociology from Harvard University; held a postdoctoral fellowship in Economics at Cambridge University, and visiting fellowships at the Maison de Science de l’Homme, the Yale Center for Agrarian Studies, the Havens Center at the University of Wisconsin, All Souls College Oxford, and the Polson Institute for Global Studies at Cornell University. Her most recent keynote addresses (2010) were to the Food Study Group of the British Sociological Association and the launch of the Leverhulme Programme on Agriculture and Health of the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Meric S. Gertler began his term as the 16th President of the University of Toronto on November 1, 2013. Prior to that, he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science—the largest faculty at the University—from 2008 to 2013, where he championed many important innovations in undergraduate teaching and learning. He is a Professor of Geography and Planning, and the Goldring Chair in Canadian Studies at the University of Toronto. He is a co-founder of a large research program at U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs investigating the role of city-regions as sites of innovation and creativity in the global economy. His work engages in comparative analysis of North American and European cities to understand how local social and cultural dynamics create the foundations for economic success and prosperity. He has served as an advisor to local, regional and national governments in Canada, the United States and Europe, as well as to international agencies such as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (Paris) and the European Union. He has authored or edited six books, including Manufacturing Culture: The Institutional Geography of Industrial Practice and The Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography (with Gordon Clark and Maryann Feldman). He has held visiting appointments at Oxford, University College London, UCLA, and the University of Oslo. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and received the 2007 Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography from the Canadian Association of Geographers. In 2012, he was elected as an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (UK). He holds a doctor of philosophy honoris causa from Lund University in Sweden.
Aldo Geuna is a Professor of Economic Policy at the Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis, University of Torino and Fellow of the Collegio Carlo Alberto.
He has been a Senior Lecturer at SPRU, University of Sussex, Senior Research Fellow at RSCAS – Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies – European University Institute and Research Fellow at BETA, Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg), and at MERIT, Maastricht University. I obtained my PhD from the Department of Economics, Maastricht University.
His research interests include Economics of Science, Economics of Innovation, Science and Technology Policy, Political Economy of Science and Technology, ICT and Internet Economics, Economic Growth and Development Economics. His core research area is the socio-economic analysis of university research behaviour and its links to innovation and economic growth.
In 1999 he published The Economics of Knowledge Production, with Edward Elgar. With Amon Salter and Ed Steinmueller, he edited the book Science and Innovation: Rethinking the Rationales for Funding and Governance, Edward Elgar, 2003. With Vittorio Valli e Roberto Burlando he has published the book Politica Economica e Macroeconomia, Carocci, 2010. In 2013 he have published with Federica Rossi the book L’università e il sistema economico, Il Mulino. He translated, updated and revised version was published by Edward Elgar in 2015 with the title The University and the Economy. Finally, he edited the book Global Mobility of Research Scientists, Academic Press, 2015. http://www.personalweb.unito.it/aldo.geuna/
Peter Gourevitch is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. He is currently serving as a Visiting Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Prof. Gourevitch is an expert on international relations and comparative politics. He specializes in political economy with a particular focus on international trade and economic globalization, trade disputes, regulatory system, and corporate governance. Prof. Gourevitch was elected in 1996 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the founding dean of IR/PS, where he served from 1986 to 1998. He co-edited International Organization with David Lake from 1996 -2001. He taught at Harvard from 1969-74, at McGill from 1974-79 and joined UC San Diego’s political science department in 1979.
Gernot Grabher is an economic geographer and Professor of Urban and Regional Economic Studies at the HafenCity University Hamburg. He received his Ph.D. in 1987 at Vienna University of Technology, and held positions at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), King’s College London, the University of Konstanz and the University of Bonn. Grabher was Visiting Professor at Columbia University, Copenhagen Business School, Santa Fe Institute, Cornell University and the Institute of Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Between 2007 and 2011 he was co-editor of Economic Geography. Currently, he is co-editor of the Regions and Cities book series of the Regional Studies Association. Gernot Grabher is internationally renowned for his research on networks, regional evolution and decline, and project organization. His research has been published in numerous articles in the leading academic journals and his books include Networks (with W.W. Powell, 2013, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar); Restructuring Networks in Post-Socialism: Legacies, Linkages, and Localities (with D. Stark, 1997, OUP); In Praise of Waste. Redundancy in Regional Development: A Socioeconomic Case (1994, Berlin: Edition Sigma); The Embedded Firm: On the Socioeconomics of Industrial Networks (1993, Routledge); The Market Shock: An Agenda for the Economic and Social Reconstruction of Central and Eastern Europe (with J. Kregel and E. Matzner, 1992, University of Michigan Press).
Teaches: GLA2000H - Capstone Seminar
After practicing as an architect and affordable housing consultant in Canada and the UK, Mark now works primarily as an urban revitalization consultant and educator. Over the years, along with managing his own urban design & architecture consulting firm (Mark Guslits & Associates Inc.), he has been design architect for Guinness Breweries in London, England, Managing Partner with Sankey Architects in Vancouver, B.C.; partner with a large Toronto residential development company (the Daniels Group) focusing on affordable housing; Special Advisor on Housing to the City of Toronto; Chief Development Officer for the Toronto Community Housing Corporation overseeing the initiation and first phase of the Regent Park Revitalization project and, with HOK Architects, acting as project lead in the development of the Pan Am Athletes Village/Canary District on Toronto’s Waterfront. He is currently consulting to clients in Toronto, Vancouver, South Africa, and Ireland, and teaching urban design/global development at the Institute Without Boundaries at George Brown College in Toronto and at the Munk School of Global Affairs at University of Toronto.
Randall Hansen is Director of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs and Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in Immigration & Governance in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He works on 20th century European politics and history. His published works include Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance after July 20, 1944 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013), Sterilized by the State: Eugenics, Race and the Population Scare in 20th Century North America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013), Fire and Fury: the Allied Bombing of Germany (Doubleday, 2008), and Citizenship and Immigration in Post-War Britain (OUP, 2000). He has also co-edited Immigration and Public Opinion in Liberal Democracies (with David Leal and Gary P. Freeman) (New York: Routledge, 2012), Migration States and International Cooperation (with Jeannette Money and Jobst Koehler, Routledge, 2011), Towards a European Nationality (w. P. Weil, Palgrave, 2001), Dual Nationality, Social Rights, and Federal Citizenship in the U.S. and Europe (w. P. Weil, Berghahn, 2002), and Immigration and asylum from 1900 to the present [w. M. Gibney, ABC-CLIO, 2005]. He appears regularly on TVO’s The Agenda, and has written for and been quoted in the national and international press.
Jonathan Hausman is Vice-President, Alternative Investments and Fixed Income Emerging Markets for Ontario Pension Plan. He joined Teachers’ in 2004 and was most recently Director, Emerging Markets. He also currently serves as Co-chair of the Advisory Board, Munk School of Global Affairs. Previously, he held positions managing sovereign risk and advising government clients at Goldman Sachs in its New York, London and Hong Kong offices. Mr. Hausman holds a BA from McGill University, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and an MPA from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. – See more at: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/mga/faculty/mga-faculty.htm#sthash.EpVwMKh4.dpuf
George Haynal is the former Vice-President, Government Affairs, for Bombardier Inc., and a former Canadian diplomat and public servant. He is currently serving as a Professor of Global Practice at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Prior to his retirement from the Canadian Foreign Service, Haynal was Assistant Deputy Minister for the Americas in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Earlier DFAIT assignments include Consul General in New York (1995-1998), Head of the Departmental Policy Staff, Director General of Economic Policy and Deputy Permanent Representative to the OECD and Representative to the International Energy Agency in Paris. Other postings abroad include London and Lima, Peru. Mr. Haynal has also served as First Officer of the Priorities and Planning Secretariat in the Privy Council Office and, on Executive Exchange, as Acting Vice President (Corporate Banking) at the Head Office of the Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto.
Walid Hejazi is an Associate Professor of International Business at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Professor Hejazi has a PhD from the University of Toronto, an MA from the University of Toronto, and a HBA from the University of Western Ontario. His research interests include Canadian Competitiveness, Multinational Business Strategies, and Globalization.
Matthew J. Hoffmann is an Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto and the University of Toronto Scarborough. His research and teaching interests include global environmental governance, climate change politics, multilateral treaty-making, and complex systems analysis. In addition to a number of articles and book chapters on global governance and environmental politics, he is the author of Ozone Depletion and Climate Change: Constructing a Global Response (SUNY Press 2005) and coeditor with Alice Ba of Contending Perspectives on Global Governance (Routledge 2005). His latest book Climate Governance at the Crossroads: Experimenting with a Global Response after Kyoto will be published in early 2011 by Oxford University Press.
Michael Ignatieff (Harvard, PhD History, 1976) is currently serving as a Senior Fellow at Massey College and is cross-appointed to the Munk School of Global Affairs, the Department of Political Science and the School of Public Policy, University of Toronto. He is the author of The Rights Revolution: The Massey Lectures (Toronto, Stoddart, 2000); Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry (Princeton University Press, 2001). The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror (Princeton University Press, 2004) and editor of American Exceptionalism and Human Rights (Princeton University Press, 2005). Between 2000 and 2005 he was Professor of Human Rights and Director of the Carr Centre for Human Rights Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Between 2006 and 2011, he was Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Lakeshore, Deputy Leader and Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.
John Kirton is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto and Director of the G8 and G20 Research Groups. His research interests include Canadian foreign policy, the G-7 Summit system, trade-environment issues, NAFTA, foreign policy decision-making, media coverage of international affairs, and international trade and investment policy. He is co-author of Canada as a Principal Power (Toronto: John Wiley, 1983) and co-editor of Canadian Foreign Policy: Selected Cases (Toronto: Prentice Hall, 1992), Trade, Environment and Competitiveness (Ottawa: National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy, 1992), Building a New Global Order: Emerging Trends in International Security (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1993), The Triangle of Pacific States: Contemporary Canada, United States, Japan Relations (Sairsyha Press, 1995), Trade and Environment: Legal, Economic and Policy Perspectives (Edward Elgar, 1998), and The North Pacific Triangle: United States, Japan and Canada at the End of the Century (University of Toronto Press, 1998).
Jillian Clare Kohler
Jillian Clare Kohler is an Associate Professor at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. Her research and teaching are focused on global pharmaceutical policies related to improving fair access to necessary medicines. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, she worked exclusively on global pharmaceutical policy for a number of international organizations including UNICEF, the World Bank and the WHO. She continues to offer advice to aid agencies, governments, and NGOs on global pharmaceutical policy issues including corruption, drug regulations, and reimbursement policies. She is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on pharmaceutical policy and a co-editor of The Power of Pills: Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in Drug Development, Marketing and Pricing Policies (2006). She is a member of the World Health Organization’s Global Advisory Group on Good Governance for Medicines as well as a Board Member of Transparency International, Canada.
Jeffrey S. Kopstein is Professor of Political Science and is the former Director of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Toronto. He holds a BA, MA, and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He has held fellowships at Harvard University and Princeton University, and has also been an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. He has written extensively in the fields of European politics, transatlantic relations, and political economy. His publications include various books and edited volumes, including Growing Apart? America and Europe in the 21st Century (Cambridge 2007) Comparative Politics: Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order (Cambridge, 2000, 2005), and The Politics of Economic Decline in East Germany, (Chapel Hill, 1997). Recent scholarly articles have appeared in World Politics, Comparative Politics, Theory and Society, Political Theory, German Politics and Society, Slavic Review and The Washington Quarterly. Jeffrey Kopstein’s research has been supported by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, The National Science Foundation, and the National Council for European and Eurasian Research. In 2006 he was the recipient of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Arts and Science Outstanding Teaching Award.
Teresa Kramarz is the Director of Munk One, a program for first year undergraduate students at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and Deputy Director of the Master of Global Affairs. An expert on international organizations and global governance, with emphasis on global environmental politics, her work has examined the impact of the World Bank’s public-private partnerships on democracy, innovation, and financially sustainable conservation governance, the legitimacy of the World Bank as a global knowledge actor, and the local/global relationship in the provision of global public goods. She has current and upcoming publications with Review of Policy Research, Global Environmental Politics, Springer, Oxford University Press, and the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition. Dr. Kramarz has extensive experience in her field having worked for almost ten years with the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the Food and Agricultural Organization, and the Canadian International Development Agency on sustainable development programs, institutional analysis and capacity building for the biodiversity, climate change and decertification conventions.
William Lazonick is a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he directs the Center for Industrial Competitiveness. He is co-founder and president of The Academic-Industry Research Network. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Ljubljana. Previously, Lazonick was Assistant and Associate Professor of Economics at Harvard University, Professor of Economics at Barnard College of Columbia University, and Distinguished Research Professor at INSEAD in France. He also holds an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University (1991).
Lazonick’s research focuses on the social conditions of innovation and economic development in advanced and emerging economies. His book, Sustainable Prosperity in the New Economy? Business Organization and High-Tech Employment in the United States (Upjohn Institute for Employment Research 2009) was awarded the 2010 Schumpeter Prize by the International Schumpeter Society. His article, “Innovative Business Models and Varieties of Capitalism,” won the Henrietta Larson Award from Harvard Business School for best article in Business History Review in 2010. He is working on a book, The Theory of Innovative Enterprise, to be published by Oxford University Press. He has been a critic of shareholder-value ideology since the 1980s. He is currently running a project, “Financial Institutions for Innovation and Development” funded by the Ford Foundation, and another project on “Impatient Capital in High-Tech Industries” funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Prof. Lazonick joins the Munk School of Global Affairs as a Visiting Senior Scholar this upcoming academic year.
Ron Levi is Director of the Master of Global Affairs (MGA) Program & Teaches GLA2051H-Global Violence for the Munk School of Global Affairs, and also serves as Director of Academic Programs for the School. He has previously served as Director of the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, and as Graduate Coordinator at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies. Levi was a Fellow and Scholar in the Successful Societies program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research for seven years, and recently completed his mandate as Canada’s Priority Leader for Justice, Policing & Security with the Metropolis Project.
Ron is also the George Ignatieff Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Toronto, where he is Associate Professor of Global Affairs and Sociology and is cross-appointed to the Departments of Political Science and Criminology and Sociolegal Studies.
Jon R. Lindsay
Jon R. Lindsay is Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at the University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs. His research examines the impact of technology on international security, with emphasis on cybersecurity, military power, and grand strategy. Recent publications include China and Cybersecurity: Espionage, Strategy, and Politics in the Digital Domain (Oxford University Press, 2015), co-edited with Tai Ming Cheung and Derek Reveron, and articles in International Security, Security Studies, Journal of Strategic Studies, and Technology and Culture. His current book project on information technology and military power, Technology at War: The Politics of Control Systems, explains how strategic and organizational factors shape the performance of battlefield data networks, cyber warfare, and unmanned drones. He is also a principal investigator for a major multi-institutional project funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Minerva Initiative analyzing the effects of increasing sociotechnical complexity on the theory and practice of deterrence. Dr. Lindsay holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University. He has served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy with assignments in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, including a combat tour in Iraq.
Peter Loewen is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. His work focusses on political behaviour broadly conceived, but especially in the Anglo-American democracies. His work has been published in such journals as theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Electoral Studies, Political Psychology, and the Canadian Journal of Political Science.
Peter’s work is currently taking place in three broad streams. The first is concerned with understanding how individual differences—which we may understand as dispositional, longstanding, and occasionally fundamental psychological and behavioural differences between people—matter for political behaviour. This work combines experiments and surveys in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. The second stream is interested in understanding the representational behaviour of politicians and political elites. Broadly speaking, this research is interested in the decisions and actions taken by these elites when presented with a representational opportunity or challenge. This research combines natural experiments, field experiments, and, in the future, extensive interviewing and survey experimentation. The third stream is concerned with statistical and experimental methods in political science.
Peter received his PhD from the Université de Montréal, and completed post-doctoral fellowships at the University of British Columbia, and the University of California San Diego. His research is funded by SSHRC, the European Research Council, and by a Government of Ontario Early Researcher Award.
In addition to his UofT duties, Peter has undertaken extensive public-facing work. He writes a regular column for the Ottawa Citizen, and has in the past contributed to The Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Star. He has engaged in past electoral engagement work with Vote Compass in partnership with the Wall Street Journal, CBC, and Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He also engages in ongoing consulting work with various electoral management bodies.
Dr. Andrew Lui has held previous appointments at McMaster University, Cornell University, and University College London. His research interests cut across the interdisciplinary fields of Chinese-Canadian studies, human rights, International Relations and foreign policy analysis. Dr. Lui’s book, Why Canada Cares: Human Rights and Foreign Policy in Theory and Practice (McGill-Queen’s University Press 2012), stands as the first single-authored monograph on the subject of human rights in Canadian foreign policy. It argues that, while Canada has rarely proven willing to sacrifice material advantage for international human rights, Canada ultimately pursued human rights in its international agenda as part of a broader attempt to make individual rights the cornerstone of Canadian federalism and to thereby mitigate domestic friction between disparate social groups. International human rights policies were implemented, in other words, as a way to express and establish an aspirational notion of national identity—an expansive vision of what Canadian society should look like in order to survive and flourish as a coherent, unified political entity.
While at the University of Toronto, Dr. Lui will be working on new book, tentatively titled Nation Builders: Chinese-Canadians and the Struggle for Political Equality. This book seeks to explain why Chinese-Canadians have suffered such civil and political inequalities through an analysis of the politics of nation-building. Simply put, the Chinese-Canadian experience has largely been omitted from the nation-building narrative of Canadian history. Despite the advent of multiculturalism and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the civil and political rights of Chinese-Canadians and other minority groups are still burdened by popular myths about what they may or may not have contributed to the creation of modern Canada. Overall, this book hopes to shed new light onto the civil and political challenges that Chinese-Canadians have faced—and continue to face—while contributing to wider discussions about race, multiculturalism, nationalism and the unintended trade-offs between individual rights and group rights.
Mark S. Manger (PhD UBC) is an Assistant Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs specializing in Political Economy. His prior appointments were Lecturer for International Political Economy at the London School of Economics, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill, and Advanced Research Fellow in the Program on US-Japan Relations at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Professor Manger is the author of Investing in Protection: The Politics of Preferential Trade Agreements between North and South (Cambridge University Press, 2009), and of articles published or forthcoming in The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Review of International Political Economy, and World Development. His research focuses on North-South economic relations and the Asia Pacific region.
Anita M. McGahan is Professor and Rotman Chair in Management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, a Senior Associate at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard University, and the Chief Economist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Division for Global Health and Human Rights. Her credits include two books and over 100 articles, case studies, notes and other published material on strategic issues of competitive advantage, industry evolution, and financial performance. Professor McGahan is currently pursuing a long-standing interest in the inception of new industries and in the implications for comparative advantage and international development. She has been recognized as a master teacher for her dedication to the success of junior faculty and for her leadership in course development. A passionate advocate of liberal undergraduate education, Professor McGahan has championed the introduction of a history curriculum in business schools.
Catherine is co-Founder and Executive Director of Canadian Lawyers Abroad. While a huge fan of Canada (and of her hometown, Hamilton), Catherine has always enjoyed working and living abroad. After finishing a degree in international relations and French at the University of Toronto, she filmed a documentary in Asia, “Real Travels: 60 days in Indonesia.” Catherine then completed a Master’s degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics and a law degree at McGill. In 1997, she worked as a Trade Policy Officer at the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs. Returning to Asia, Catherine practiced law at a corporate firm in Jakarta and then joined the UN peacekeeping mission in East Timor as the legal advisor to the Chief Minister in the Timor Sea treaty negotiations with Australia. In 2002, Catherine joined Stikeman Elliott LLP, working in the areas of competition, trade, and constitutional law. During this time she was senior counsel on the Rt. Hon. Antonio Lamer’s review of Canada’s military justice system. Catherine has written a number of articles and submissions about proposed amendments to the Competition Act and testified before parliamentary committees. She is admitted to the bars of Ontario and New York. She volunteers with a number of organizations, is actively engaged in policy debates, and recently joined the Advisory Board of the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.
Dave Michalski has over 14 years working and living abroad in both secure and insecure locations for MSF (Doctors Without Borders) in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, Botswana, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Libya, South Sudan, Guinea, Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Bahrain, Lebanon, Thailand, Burma, Belgium, United Arab Emirates. His Masters dissertation was on the consequences of the West’s failure to engage with the Islamic Court Union in 2006 Somalia. He has been involved in several crisis response teams including ones involving kidnappings, most recently as head of the crisis management team at the Turkish border that secured the release in April and May of 2014 of 5 MSF hostages held in Syria.
Peter Morrow is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, University of Toronto. He completed his PhD in Economics at the University of Michigan in 2007. He served as a Senior Research Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston from 1998-2001. His research interests include international trade, applied microeconomics, and development.
Karen Mundy is the Canada Research Chair in Global Governance and Comparative Education at the University of Toronto.
Her research interests include comparative and international education; educational policy and reform in Sub-Saharan Africa; Canadian development aid policies in education; the politics of international cooperation in the field of education; education for all initiatives, including transnational advocacy efforts for basic education; international organizations with education mandates (i.e., the World Bank, UNESCO, the OECD).
Darius Ornston is an Assistant Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, where he specializes in the political economy of Western Europe.
Dr. Ornston’s first book, When Small States Make Big Leaps (Cornell University Press), examines how Denmark, Finland and Ireland leveraged private-public, industry-labour and inter-firm cooperation to assume surprisingly competitive positions in emerging, high-technology markets. His research on Nordic Europe and the politics of high-technology competition has also been published by Comparative Political Studies, Governance, Review of Policy Research, West European Politics, the World Bank and the OECD.
Dr. Ornston is currently drafting a second book manuscript, Good Governance Gone Bad, which explains how the same cohesive social networks that underpin successful economic adjustment in Nordic Europe can also lead to policy overshooting and economic crises. His current research interests also include the design of “Schumpeterian” developmental agencies, the politics of radical institutional change, the evolution of the state in advanced, industrialized economies, and the political economy of cities.
Before joining the Munk School of Global Affairs, Dr. Ornston worked as an assistant professor at the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 2009.
Vincenzo Palermo is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Innovation Policy Lab, at the Munk School of Global Affairs. He receives his Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. He also holds a M.Sc. and a B.A. on Innovation Management and Economics from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.
His research focuses on two separate streams of research. His primary research interest is the importance of innovation on online advertising and its privacy implications. He studies how tracking technologies are changing the online advertising market and the possible advantages and disadvantages for final users. He studies how tracking technologies are changing the online advertising market and the possible advantages and disadvantages for final users. His second stream of research focuses on the role of the markets for technology (e.g. licensing and patent management) in the pharmaceutical industry. In particular, he studies the impact of licensing agreements in the fostering pharmaceutical development.
In 2011, he was awarded the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship and the Domenico Rea D’Onofrio Fellowship. In 2012, he received a grant by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) to foster his research on advertising and privacy implications.
Louis W. Pauly holds the Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Governance at the University of Toronto, where he was originally appointed a professor of international relations and comparative politics in 1987. As director of the Centre for International Studies from 1997 to 2011, he helped build the Munk Centre, which in 2010 became the Munk School of Global Affairs. He now serves as Director, Research Programs in the Munk School. A graduate of Cornell University, the London School of Economics, New York University, and Fordham University, he has been a visiting professor at Oxford University, Northwestern University, and Osaka City University. Before joining the Department of Political Science at the U of T, he held management positions in the Royal Bank of Canada, won an International Affairs Fellowship from the Council on Foreign Relations, and served on the staff of the International Monetary Fund. His personal and collaborative publications include Globalization and Autonomy (forthcoming), Hong Kong’s International Financial Centre (Savantas Policy Institute, 2011), Global Ordering: Institutions and Autonomy in a Changing World (UBC Press, 2008), Global Liberalism and Political Order: Toward a New Grand Compromise? (SUNY Press, 2007), Complex Sovereignty: Reconstituting Political Authority in the Twenty-First Century (U of T Press, 2005), Governing the World’s Money (Cornell University Press, 2002), Democracy beyond the State? The European Dilemma and the Emerging Global Order (U of T Press and Rowman & Littlefield, 2000), The Myth of the Global Corporation (Princeton University Press, 1998), Who Elected the Bankers? Surveillance and Control in the World Economy (Cornell University Press, 1997), Opening Financial Markets (Cornell University Press, 1991). With Emanuel Adler, he edits International Organization, a top-ranked journal in the fields of international relations and international political economy.
John Charles Polanyi, educated at Manchester University, England, was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University and the National Research Council, Canada. He is presently a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto. His research is on the molecular motions in chemical reactions in gases and at surfaces. He is a Fellow of the Royal Societies of Canada (FRSC), of London (FRS), and of Edinburgh (FRSE), also of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the Pontifical Academy of Rome and the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada (PC), and a Companion of the Order of Canada (CC). His awards include the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Royal Medal of the Royal Society of London, and over thirty honorary degrees from six countries.He has served on the Prime Minister of Canada’s Advisory Board on Science and Technology, the Premier’s Council of Ontario, as Foreign Honorary Advisor to the Institute for Molecular Sciences, Japan, and as Honorary Advisor to the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Germany.
Vince Pranjivan is an Assistant Commissioner with the Canada Revenue Agency, holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Vince is a seasoned professor with many years of experience in teaching at the University of Toronto and other institutions, using both in-class and on-line environments. Vince has a significant track record of innovative leadership in both operational and strategic domains, and leads the largest regional organization, with over 14,000 people, within the Government of Canada.
Wilson Prichard is an Assistant Professor jointly appointed to the Department of Political Science and the School of Global Affairs and holds a PhD and MPhil from the Institute of Development Studies, and a BA from Harvard University. His broad research focus is in international development, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa, and he has an interdisciplinary background in comparative politics, international political economy and economics. His current research explores the political foundations of developmental states, with a focus on the differential implications of taxation, resource wealth, and foreign aid for development outcomes, particularly in post-conflict settings. He is currently completing a book on taxation and state building in sub-Saharan Africa; other publications have appeared as several working papers and chapters in edited volumes. He works closely with international civil society organizations, regional organizations in sub-Saharan Africa, and international agencies and institutions, including the OECD, the UN, and various aid agencies. – See more at: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/mga/faculty/mga-faculty.htm#sthash.EpVwMKh4.dpuf
Ronald W. Pruessen, Professor of History at the University of Toronto, is a specialist on twentieth-century U.S. foreign policy and international relations. He is the author of John Foster Dulles: To the Threshold, 1888-1952 and other works dealing with transatlantic relations, U.S-China relations, and the historical roots of globalization. A recent publication is A Globalization Moment: Franklin D. Roosevelt in Casablanca (1943) and the Development of Development in U.S. Foreign Policy, in Stephen M. Streeter, John C. Weaver, and William D. Coleman, eds., Empires and Autonomy: Moments in the History of Globalization (2009). Current projects include Cuba, the United States, and the World, 1949-2009 (co-edited with Soraya Castro) and The Manager: John Foster Dulles and the Global Management Impulse.
Jeffrey G. Reitz is Professor of Sociology, R.F. Harney Professor of Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies, and Director of the Collaborative Graduate Program in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies at the Centre for International Studies within the University of Toronto. Professor Reitz’s research interests include the employment experiences of immigrant and ethnic populations in the emerging knowledge-based economies of Canada, the U.S., and Australia, and the impact of diversity on national cohesion. He is the recent editor of Host Societies and the Reception of Immigrants (University of California San Diego 2003), co-editor, with Charles M. Green and Alan Green, of Canadian Immigration Policy for the 21st Century (John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy, 2003), and co-author (with Rupa Banerjee) of “Racial Inequality, Social Cohesion, and Policy Issues in Canada” (Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2007). Professor Reitz holds a BS and PhD from Columbia University.
John Robinson joined the Munk School on Jan 1, 2016, as a Full Professor, with a cross-appointment in the School of the Environment. Professor Robinson has a global reputation in the areas of urban sustainability, building sustainability, community engagement processes, and university sustainability programming. From 1992-2015 he was Professor with the Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, and the Department of Geography at The University of British Columbia (UBC). From 2012-15, he was Associate Provost, Sustainability, at UBC. He is currently an Adjunct Professor with the Copenhagen Business School, where he is leading the sustainability component of their campus redevelopment process.
Prof. Robinson’s own research focuses on the intersection of climate change mitigation, adaptation and sustainability; the use of visualization, modeling, and citizen engagement to explore sustainable futures; sustainable buildings and urban design; creating partnerships for sustainability with non-academic partners; and, generally, the intersection of sustainability, social and technological change, behaviour change, and community engagement processes.
In 2012 Dr. Robinson received the Metro Vancouver Architecture Canada Architecture Advocacy Award and was named Environmental Scientist of the Year by Canadian Geographic magazine. In 2011, he received the Canada Green Building Council Education Leadership Award, and in 2010 he was given BC Hydro’s Larry Bell Award for advancing energy conservation in British Columbia. He was a Fellow of the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation from 2008-11, and, as a Lead Author, he contributed to the 1995, 2001 and 2007 reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 with Al Gore.
At the Munk School, Prof. Robinson is a member of the Environmental Governance Lab and teaches in the MGA program.
Paola Salardi is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto and a Senior Fellow at the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice at the Munk School of Global Affairs where she works on the long-term development legacy of violent conflict. She completed a PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex in January 2013, focusing on the analysis of labor market discrimination by gender and race in Brazil. She is also a Research Consultant at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and she has previously worked at the Inter-American Development Bank. Paola has published work in the World Bank Economic Review and the Review of Income and Wealth, while she has been involved in several projects for the World Bank and the UN. She is currently working on a number of additional research projects focused on the changing role of women in post-conflict countries, the short and long-term consequences of conflict on human capital accumulation, the role of institutions in shaping the presence of violence, and the impact of natural resource wealth on governance outcomes.
Ayelet Shachar is Professor of Law and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Multiculturalism. She has published extensively on citizenship theory, immigration law, highly skilled migration and global inequality, multiculturalism and women’s rights, law and religion in comparative perspective, and transnational legal process. Professor Shachar is the author of Multicultural Jurisdictions: Cultural Differences and Women’s Rights (Cambridge, 2001), for which she won the APSA Best First Book Award. This work has proved influential, intervening in actual public policy and legislative debates. It was cited, most recently, by England’s Archbishop of Canterbury and the Supreme Court of Canada (Bruker v. Marcovitz). Her new book, The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality (Harvard, 2009) has been selected as a 2010 Notable Book by the International Studies Association, International Ethics Section. She has been awarded scholarly distinctions and research fellowships in Canada and abroad. Most recently, she served as the Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Stanford Law School, and the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School.
Professor Peter A. Singer is CEO of Grand Challenges Canada, Professor of Medicine, Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics, and Director at the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto.Professor Singer’s research is on life sciences and the developing world – how technologies make the transition from “lab to village”. In 2007, he received the Michael Smith Prize as Canada’s Health Researcher of the Year in Population Health and Health Services. He is the Foreign Secretary of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the U.S. Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, and The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. He has published over 280 research articles, received over $50 million in research grants, and trained over 70 students. Professor Singer is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges for Global Health Initiative, and has advised the UN Secretary General’s Office, the Government of Canada, several African governments, and Pepsico Inc. on issues related to global health. He studied internal medicine at University of Toronto, medical ethics at University of Chicago, public health at Yale University, and management at Harvard Business School. He is a former chairman of Branksome Hall School for Girls in Toronto.
Enid Slack is the Director of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Her research interests include the finance and governance of large metropolitan areas, infrastructure financing, intergovernmental fiscal arrangements, and property taxes. Recent publications include International Handbook of Land and Property Taxation (co-edited with Richard Bird, 2004), UN Habitat Guide to Municipal Finance (2009), and Finance and Governance of Capital Cities in Federal Systems (co-edited with Rupak Chattopadhyay, 2009). Currently, she is working on a project on municipal finance reforms in Mongolia for the Asian Development Bank and co-editing a book with Rupak Chattopadhyay on the Finance and Governance of Large Metropolitan Areas in Federal Systems. Enid chairs the Intergovernmental Committee for Economic and Labour Force Development in Toronto (ICE) and is a member of the Associations Advisory Committee of the Ontario Municipal Knowledge Network (OMKN), the Policy and Research Advisory Council of The Learning Partnership, and the Advisory Board of the International Property Tax Institute (IPTI). Enid holds a BA (Hons.) in Economics from York University (Glendon College), and an MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Toronto.
Janice Stein is the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science and the Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs. She is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading scholars of political psychology and international politics. Professor Stein has also looked beyond international behaviour to examine concepts that govern policy-making locally and globally. Her most recent publications include The Cult of Efficiency (2001), the best-selling book that examined the concepts of efficiency underpinning the design and evaluation of public goods and services, and The Unexpected War: Canada in Kandahar (2007), which won the prestigious 2008 Shaughnessy Cohen Award for Political Writing, and examines and critiques Canada’s decisions to commit its forces in Afghanistan.
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario, Professor Stein was also the 2001 Massey Lecturer and a Trudeau Fellow. She was awarded the Molson Prize by the Canada Council for an outstanding contribution by a social scientist to public debate. She is an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been awarded Honorary Doctorates of Laws by the University of Alberta, the University of Cape Breton, and McMaster University.
Robert Steiner is Director of the Fellowships In Global Journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. The Fellowships are a fundamentally new type of post-graduate training in global journalism, for starting journalists with advanced knowledge of complex disciplines.
Mr. Steiner began his career as a global finance correspondent for The Wall Street Journal with postings in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo, where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, won two Overseas Press Club awards and the Inter-American Press Association Award.
After leaving The Wall Street Journal Mr. Steiner received his Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and then worked as a business strategy executive, first at The Boston Consulting Group and later as Group Vice President in charge of Strategic Planning for Bell Globemedia, parent of the Globe and Mail and CTV. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Steiner was Assistant Vice President of the University of Toronto, in charge of Strategic Communications.
Mr. Steiner has also held a number of senior campaign positions in Canadian politics. In 2003 and 2002, he served as health policy advisor and principal speechwriter for Hon. Paul Martin, during his candidacy for the premiership of Canada and during his subsequent tenure as Prime Minister-designate. In 2000, Mr. Steiner managed the Liberal Party of Canada’s new media campaign in the period leading to and during the federal general election, working for Prime Minister Jean Chretien.
Outside of work, Mr. Steiner is engaged in independent writing projects focused on the role of religion in secular society. He lives in Toronto with his wife, daughter and son.
Thomas Kwasi Tieku is an Assistant Professor jointly appointed to the Munk School of Global Affairs and New College. His current research focuses on international mediation, regional institutions, international organization, and foreign policy analysis. An award wining teacher, Professor Tieku has given lectures in Universities such as Birmingham University, Boston University, and Cornel University. Professor Tieku spends some of his time providing technical and backstopping support to international mediators. He recently co-authored a lesson-learned report on mediation for the African Union Conflict Management Division and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue based in Geneva. He has consulted for a number of organizations including the World Bank Group, and Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Professor Tieku is the Series Editor of a peer-reviewed Discussion Papers at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Some of his recent works can be found in Democratisation, African Affairs, Africa Today, African Security Review, Canadian Foreign Policy Journal and International Journal
Stephen J. Toope
Before joining the Munk School, Professor Toope was President of the University of British Columbia from 2006 to 2014. He represented Western Europe and North America on the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances from 2002-2007. He continues to conduct research on many aspects of international law and is currently working on issues of continuity and change in international law, and the origins of international obligation in international society. His most recent book, with Jutta Brunnée, is Legitimacy and Legality in International Law: An Interactional Account, which won the American Society of International Law’s 2011 Certificate of Merit for Creative Scholarship.
Prior to joining UBC, Toope was President of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, a position he held since 2002. The Foundation is an independent, private, and non-partisan organization created to promote outstanding research and interaction between researchers in the social sciences and humanities and the wider society. From 1994-1999, he served as the dean of McGill University’s Faculty of Law. Previously, he served as Law Clerk to the Rt. Hon. Chief Justice Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1986-1987.
A Canadian citizen, Professor Toope earned his PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge (1987), his degrees in common law (LLB) and civil law (BCL) with honours from McGill University (1983), and graduated magna cum laude with his AB in History and Literature from Harvard University (1979).
Peter Utting is International Co-ordinator at the Centro para la Economía Social (CES) in Nicaragua. He was formerly Deputy Director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). With a doctorate in sociology, he specializes in the political economy of development and change. His research interests currently center on social and solidarity economy, corporate social responsibility, and the role of non-state actors in regulation and governance. His recent edited volumes include Social and Solidarity Economy: Beyond the Fringe (Zed Books); Business Regulation and Non-State Actors: Whose Standards? Whose Development? (co-editors Darryl Reed and Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, Routledge); Corporate Social Responsiblity and Regulatory Governance (co-editor J.C. Marques, Palgrave Macmillan); and Corporate Accountability and Sustainable Development (co-editor Jennifer Clapp, Oxford University Press).
Robert Vipond is a Professor and former Chair in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Dynamics of Global Change Collaborative PhD program at the Munk School of Global Affairs.His research interests centre on Canadian and American constitutionalism. Current research examines the ways in which American “rights talk” influenced Canadians in the 1960s and 1970s.
Dr. Erich Vogt teaches Political Economy of Climate Change at the Munk School as well as International Environmental Policy and Current Environmental Topics at the School of the Environment. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, he taught Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Climate Change Fianance and International Environmental Politics at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, D.C. Erich also served as the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) senior multilateral policy advisor, the World Bank’s team leader at the External Relations and United Nations Department, and theFriedrich-Ebert-Foundation’s United Nations’ liaison office in Geneva. He is an award winning news producer and evening news and senior editor of globally operating broadcasting and newspaper organizations.
Erich holds a Ph.D. (magna cum laude) and M.A. in Political Economy from the Free University of Berlin and Indiana University, respectively. But his real claim to fame is his (former) membership of Germany’s National Swim team.
Wesley Wark is an Associate Professor and Fellow of Trinity College, where he also teaches in the undergraduate international relations program. He is a specialist in intelligence studies, national security policy, and terrorism issues as they pertain to both Canada and the global community. His most recent book is Secret Intelligence: A Reader (London: Routledge, 2009). He has published extensively in the field of intelligence and security studies over the past 28 years. Professor Wark served two terms as President of the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies and four years on the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on National Security (2005-2009) and currently sits on the Advisory Committee to the President of the Canada Border Services Agency. Professor Wark writes and comments extensively for the Canadian and international media on issues relating to intelligence, national security, and terrorism.
Alex Wilner is a senior researcher at the Center for Security Studies (CSS). Born in Montreal, he joined the CSS in 2008 as part of the Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellowship for International Relations and Security (TAPIR). He holds a Doctorate and Master’s degree from Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) and a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). His doctoral research on deterring terrorism was awarded scholarships from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2007/2008) and the Canadian Department of National Defence (2006-2008).
David A. Wolfe is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto at Mississauga and Director of the Program on Globalization and Regional Innovation Systems (PROGRIS) at the Munk School of Global Affairs. His research interests include the political economy of technological change and the role of local and regional economic development, with special reference to Canada and Ontario. PROGRIS serves as the national secretariat for the Innovation Systems Research Network (ISRN), funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He is National Coordinator of the ISRN and from 2001 to 2005 he was the Principal Investigator on its Major Collaborative Research Initiative grant on Innovation Systems and Economic Development: The Role of Local and Regional Clusters in Canada, a comparative study of twenty-six industrial clusters across Canada. Along with Meric Gertler, he was awarded an MCRI grant from SSHRC on the Social Dynamics of Economic Performance: Innovation and Creativity in City Regions, which runs from 2006 to 2010.
Joseph Wong is the Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation at the Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor of Political Science, and Canada Research Chair in Health, Democracy and Development. He was the Director of the Asian Institute at the Munk School from 2005 to 2014. Wong is the author of many academic articles and several books, including Healthy Democracies: Welfare Politics In Taiwan and South Korea and Betting on Biotech: Innovation and the Limits of Asia’s Developmental State, both published by Cornell University Press. He is the co-editor, with Edward Friedman, of Political Transitions in Dominant Party Systems: Learning to Lose, published by Routledge. Wong recently co-edited with Dilip Soman and Janice Stein Innovating for the Global South with the University of Toronto Press. Professor Wong has been a visiting scholar at major institutions in the US (Harvard), Taiwan, Korea, and the UK (Oxford); has worked extensively with the World Bank and the UN; and has advised governments on matters of public policy in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe. Wong’s current research focuses on poverty and social policy innovation. He is also working with Professor Dan Slater (Chicago) on a book about Asia’s development and democracy. Wong was educated at McGill and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Wendy Wong is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. She received her PhD from the University of California, San Diego, in 2008. Her research interests include transnational advocacy networks, non-state actors, comparative organizations, social movements, and human rights. She has a forthcoming book on Cornell University Press, entitled Internal Affairs: How the Organizational Structure of NGOs Creates International Human Rights. Her work has also appeared in Human Rights Review, and in Credibility and Non-Governmental Organizations in a Globalizing World, eds. Peter Gourevitch, David A. Lake, and Janice Gross Stein (Cambridge, forthcoming) and Networked Politics, ed. Miles Kahler (Cornell, 2009). In 2010-11, she was a Junior Fellow with the Successful Societies program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. She is currently working on a SSHRC-funded project on the framing of minority rights issues by NGOs and the relationship between international law and domestic policy advocacy.
John Zysman is currently a Professor of Political Science at the University of California Berkley and is the Co-Director of BRIE. Professor Zysman received his B.A at Harvard and his Ph.D. at MIT. He has written has extensively on European and Japanese policy and corporate strategy; his interests also include comparative politics, Western European politics, and political economy. Professor Zysman’s publications include The Highest Stakes: The Economic Foundations of the Next Security System (Oxford University Press, 1992), Manufacturing Matters: The Myth of the Post-Industrial Economy (Basic Books, 1987), and Governments, Markets, and Growth: Finance and the Politics of Industrial Change (Cornell University Press, 1983). Prof. Zysman is a Visiting Senior Scholar at the Munk School of Global Affairs for the current academic year.