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Stephen Toope in Globe and Mail: increase graduation rates among aboriginal students

September 1, 2015

Stephen Toope is president of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs. His opinion piece was published August 31 in The Globe and Mail. An excerpt: The challenge and...

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Citizen Lab wins Pioneer Award from Electronic Frontier Foundation

August 27, 2015

The Citizen Lab has been honoured for its research and for drawing “much-needed public attention to the role that surveillance and malware technologies play in facilitating human rights abuses worldwide.”

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Citizen Lab reports on attacks against targets in Iran’s diaspora

August 27, 2015

A new report from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab uncovers ongoing attacks against targets in Iran’s diaspora, and at least one Western activist, which attempt to bypass protections provided by two-factor authentication in Gmail. Researchers say that most of...

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Politicians: back up cannabis claims with science, urges MGA grad

August 20, 2015

When it comes to the effects of marijuana use, the public discourse is full of conflicting evidence. Nazlee Maghsoudi, a recent graduate of the Master of Global Affairs program, has co-authored a report with the International Centre for Science in...

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Global Summitry, a new journal from Munk School-Rotman, launched

July 31, 2015

The first issue of Global Summitry: Politics, Economics and Law in International Governance has been published by Oxford University Press. The publication, which ultimately will appear quarterly, is edited by Alan Alexandroff, Director of the Global Summitry Project at the...

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A new way of doing development: Reaching the poor in Brazil

July 25, 2015

Brazil’s Bolsa Familia (BF) program sends nearly 12 million low-income households a regular cash payment to supplement their earnings.What makes the BF program stand out from others like it is its extraordinary record of finding and reaching the families who...

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Trapped in Iraq: MGA student Molly Thomas reports

July 24, 2015

Molly Thomas, a student in the Master of Global Affairs program, recently completed this documentary, Trapped in Iraq, for Context, a documentary news program. The video is 26 minutes long and there is a viewer discretion warning because of disturbing...

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Director Stephen Toope named Officer, Order of Canada

July 2, 2015

Munk School Director Stephen Toope has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada. The latest list of inductees to the order was released by the Governor General’s office on Canada Day, July 1.

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Listen to the “Much Ado About Magna Carta” debates

June 15, 2015

June 15th marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. From property rights to women’s rights, the rule of law, equality before the law and defined roles for judges: all roads, it seems, lead us back to Magna Carta Libertatum....

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Lynette Ong writes for Foreign Affairs on Regime Stability in China

June 11, 2015

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2015-06-09/breaking-beijing

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