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From left to right: Justin Poy, Joseph Wong, Eileen Lam, Joshua Barker, Cheryl Regehr, Stephen Toope.

Asian Institute donation to support innovative research and undergraduate education

September 28, 2015

The University of Toronto has received an anonymous gift of $5 million to endow the Richard Charles Lee Directorship of the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and launch the Asian Pathways Research Lab.

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Citizen Lab uncovers security flaws in child surveillance app

September 21, 2015

Smart Sheriff, a child surveillance app mandated by the South Korean government, is supposed to help parents keep their kids safe. But Citizen Lab has uncovered security weaknesses in the app that likely put children at risk.

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Global journalism program turns subject experts into freelancers

September 18, 2015

Three years ago, former Wall Street Journal correspondent Robert Steiner set out to try a different journalism training model: rather than turn journalists into field experts, he wanted to try turning experts into journalists.

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From left: Naomi Alboim, Ratna Omidvar, Randall Hansen, Brian Stewart.

Panel: Canadian policy must embrace magnitude of worldwide refugee crisis

September 17, 2015

A photo of a drowned toddler boy awoke Canadians to the plight of Syrian refugees, but policy roadblocks are stymieing their compassion, argued a panel of academic experts at the Munk School of Global Affairs.

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Neil Desai in Globe and Mail: Canada’s political leaders need a prosperity agenda

September 14, 2015

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/canadas-political-leaders-need-a-prosperity-agenda/article26338838/

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Dan Breznitz and David Wolfe in Globe and Mail: R&D tax breaks alone can’t spur innovation

September 14, 2015

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/Canadas-Rd-tax-breaks-cant-replace-innovation-policy/article26349428/

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Janice Stein discusses Syrian refugee crisis on The Agenda

September 10, 2015

http://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/seeking-asylum

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A large boat containing hundreds of people swims in the floats in the middle of the ocean.

Europe’s Refugee Crisis—GSNs help address a global concern

September 9, 2015

Mary Milner (MGA’14) is an alumna of the Masters of Global Affairs program. The following article was published on the Global Solutions Network blog on September 8. An excerpt: Last week, the shocking image of a young boy drowned with 12...

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Stephen J. Toope

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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Eva Galperin, Claudio Guarnieri, Morgan Marquis-Boire, and Ron Deibert at award ceremony.

Citizen Lab receives EFF Pioneer Award

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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