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Co-teaches GLA2001H- Global Capital Markets
Currently the Director of Online Research at the Munk School of Global Affairs, the Co-Director of the G20 Research Group, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Ron Deibert (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 projects. Deibert was one of the founders and (former) VP of global policy and outreach for Psiphon Inc. Deibert has published numerous articles, chapters, and three 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 has been a consultant and advisor to governments, international organizations, and civil society on issues relating to Internet censorship, surveillance and information warfare. He presently serves on the editorial board of the journals International Political Sociology, Security Dialogue, Explorations in Media Ecology, Review of Policy Research, and Astropolitics. Deibert is on the advisory board of Access Now, Privacy International, and is a member of the board of directors of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper. 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).
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).
Teaches GLA1005-Decision Making and Strategic Thinking in the Global System & Co-teaches GLA2000Y- Capstone Seminar
Beth A. Fischer specializes in political psychology, international security, and American foreign policy. She is the author of The Reagan Reversal: Foreign Policy and the End of the Cold War (University of Missouri Press, 1997), and has written extensively on the ending of the Cold War. In addition, she has published articles about psychology and foreign policy decision making, intelligence analysis, changing conceptions of security, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the international campaign to ban landmines. Her current interests focus on neuroscience and our evolving understanding of decision making. In 2002 Professor Fischer was awarded a Nobel Fellowship for her work on conflict management and the ending of the Cold War. She is currently writing a book entitled Triumph?: The Reagan Legacy and American Foreign Policy Today. This volume evaluates the triumphalist narrative in American foreign policy and considers the way in which it has shaped contemporary relations between Washington and the rest of the world. During 2000-2003, Professor Fischer was co-editor, with Margaret MacMillan, of International Journal, Canada’s leading journal on international affairs. She has taught extensively on conflict and conflict management, American politics, and decision making.
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.
Teaches GLA2096H-Topics in Global Affairs V: Topics in National, Transnational and Global Security & Co-teaches GLA2000Y- Capstone Seminar & GLA1003H- Global Security
Dr. Linda Goldthorp has been Director General, Intelligence Production, at National Defence Canada since August 2005. She leads a diverse group of regional, transnational, scientific and technical analysts, and is responsible to provide timely, reliable and policy neutral defence intelligence support to National Defence and Canadian Forces strategic decision-making. Dr. Goldthorp was a Senior Policy Planning Advisor in the Private Office of the NATO Secretary General from December 2003 to June 2005. She advised the Secretary General on intelligence policy and process issues, and was responsible for a Ministerially-driven review of Alliance intelligence structures, systems and processes. Dr. Goldthorp was also the author of a study that identified potential new roles for NATO in responding to the challenges of global terrorism. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs.
Teaches GLA2090H- Topics in Global Affairs I: Coporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility & Co-teaches GLA1000Y- Introduction to the Development of the Global System
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.
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.
Co-teaches GLA2001H- Global Capital Markets
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meric Gertler is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto. Professor Gertler completed his undergraduate degree at McMaster University in Hamilton, his master’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley and his PhD at Harvard. He joined the University of Toronto in 1983 as a lecturer in the Department of Geography and was quickly promoted to Associate Professor in 1988 and Full Professor in 1993. He has been visiting professor at such prestigious institutions as Oxford University, University College, London and the University of California at Los Angeles.
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 Associate 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.
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.
Ron Levi is Director of the Master of Global Affairs (MGA) Program 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.
Co-Teaches GLA2006H- The Global Political Economy of Finance and Investment & Teaches GLA1000Y- Introduction to the Development of the Global System
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.
Teaches GLA1002H- Global Civil Society
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.
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).
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.
James Orbinski practices clinical medicine and is a research scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital, and he is cross-appointed to Medicine and Political Science at the University of Toronto. Dr. Orbinski caught the public’s imagination when, as President of Médicins sans frontières (MSF), he accepted the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the organization for its pioneering approach to medical humanitarianism. His work with MSF involved extensive field experience in Somalia, Afghanistan, Rwanda, and Zaire; as the international president from 1998 to 2001, he launched the organization’s Access to Essential Medicines Campaign to improve access to existing medical tools (medicines, diagnostics, vaccines) and to stimulate the development of better tools for people in countries where MSF works, a particular concern in poor developing countries.
After his presidency was up, he stayed on with MSF to chair, from 2001 to 2004, its Drugs for Neglected Diseases Working Group, which helped to create, in 2003, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi), a global not-for-profit drug development initiative that develops drugs and other health technologies. He is a founder and board chair of Dignitas International, an NGO designed to provide and research community-based care, prevention, and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS in the developing world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Co-teaches GLA1003H-Global Security
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.
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.
Co-teaches JCR1000Y- Global Challenges
Joseph Wong, Associate Professor of Political Science, is the Canada Research Chair in Democratization, Health and Development, and the Director of the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, Seoul National University, and the Taiwan Institute for National Policy Research. He is also a Senior Member of St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. Professor Wong is the author of Healthy Democracies: Welfare Politics in Taiwan and South Korea (2004) and co-editor (with Edward Friedman) of Political Transitions in Dominant Party Systems: Learning to Lose (2008). His articles have appeared in a broad range of journals including Politics and Society, Governance, Comparative Political Studies, Pacific Affairs, Studies in Comparative International Development, Journal of East Asian Studies, International Political Science Review, among others. His research focuses on public policy and political economy in East Asia. Current research builds on his earlier work on comparative welfare states, specifically a new book on health biotechnology development in Asia, which is currently under review.
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.
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