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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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Munk’s Dan Breznitz in Globe and Mail: Canada loses without tech standards patents

June 10, 2015

Dan Breznitz is the Munk Chair of Innovation Studies and his opinion piece was published June 9 in The Globe and Mail. An excerpt: We discovered that China was investing significant amount of resources in making its voice heard amid...

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Global Journalism Fellow Michael Kempa’s article on RCMP oversight receives National Magazine Award honorable mention

June 10, 2015

The 38th annual National Magazine Awards, held June 5 in Toronto, gave an “Honourable Mention for Investigative Journalism” to Michael Kempa (FGJ 2013)  for a Walrus piece he started during a Munk Global Journalism Fellowship. The investigation and subsequent article...

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Munk School’s Mark Dubowitz wins Intelligence Squared debate

May 28, 2015

The motion: that Obama’s Iran Deal is Good for America. Mark Dubowitz argued against the motion – and won. Intelligence Squared has hosted more than 100 debates since 2006 on a wide range of provocative and timely topics. Based in...

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Director Stephen Toope receives honorary doctorates

May 27, 2015

Munk School Director Stephen Toope has been honoured twice with honorary doctorates this spring. Most recently, on June 8, the University of Alberta presented him with an honorary doctorate of laws. On Wednesday, May 26, Toope returned to UBC, where...

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Citizen Lab Report documents major privacy vulnerabilities in one of the world’s most widely used mobile applications

May 26, 2015

Ron Deibert, director of Citizen Lab, writes in the Globe and Mail that North Americans may never heard of UC Browser, but it’s prevalent in China and India. It also has a fundamental problem: it leaks a huge torrent of...

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PolitiFact provides in-depth coverage of the Digital Public Square’s Rouhani Meter

May 12, 2015

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2015/may/12/rouhani-meter-tracks-iran-presidents-campaign-prom/

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Now on display: Lionel Gelber Prize 25th Anniversary Book Exhibit

May 11, 2015

http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/gelber/2015_gelber_book_exhibit.html

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Global Ideas Institute featured by The Learning Partnership

May 11, 2015

http://blog.thelearningpartnership.ca/2015/05/04/the-importance-of-thinking-globally/

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MGA Digital Diplomacy Capstone Featured in Top 15 Must Read List

May 8, 2015

http://www.digitaldiplomacyhandbook.com/top-digital-diplomacy-articles-of-april-2015/

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