Latest Research: Articles, Papers, and Reports


Combating Corruption in Global Health

August 15, 2017

BY TIM K. MACKEY, JILLIAN KOHLER, MAUREEN LEWIS AND TARYN VIAN Corruption is a critical challenge to global health efforts, and combating it requires international action, advocacy, and research. An article by Tim K. Mackey, Jillian Kohler, Maureen Lewis and Taryn...

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Photos of the 21 targets in spyware campaign.

Reckless IV: Lawyers for Murdered Mexican Women’s Families Targeted with NSO Spyware

August 3, 2017

This Citizen Lab research note reveals newly-discovered infection attempts using NSO Group’s government-exclusive Pegasus spyware. The targets were Karla Micheel Salas and David Peña, Mexican lawyers and human rights defenders representing the families of Nadia Vera, Yesenia Quiroz Alfaro, and Mile...

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Reckless Exploit: Mexican Journalists, Lawyers, and a Child Targeted with NSO Spyware

June 19, 2017

This report shows how 10 Mexican journalists and human rights defenders, one minor child, and one United States citizen, were targeted with NSO Group’s Exploit Framework.

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Expanding the freedom to operate: Developing a Canadian intellectual property strategy

June 8, 2017

To be competitive in the innovation economy, countries must develop strategies to invest in and protect their intellectual property (IP). So far no such approach has been adopted in Canada, and as a result, Canadian firms have faced challenges in...

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Brain Circulation: Canada & Israel

June 8, 2017

High-skilled Prime working age (PWA) people are fundamental in securing economic growth. Therefore, a country’s ability to attract PWA immigrants and encourage its domestic PWA population to remain put, is crucial to sustaining economic competitiveness. Looking at Canada and Israel,...

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Innovation Policy for People with Disabilities

June 8, 2017

This policy brief, written by Nicole Gladstone (MGA ’17), Tessa MacNeil (MGA ’17), and Dr. Amos Zehavi (Tel Aviv University) investigates government innovation policy that supports a steadily growing and often marginalized group in society: people with disabilities (PWD). This...

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Tainted Leaks: Disinformation and Phishing With a Russian Nexus

May 25, 2017

This Citizen Lab report describes an extensive Russia-linked phishing and disinformation campaign. It provides evidence of how documents stolen from a prominent journalist and critic of Russia was tampered with and then “leaked” to achieve specific propaganda aims. Citizen Lab researchers...

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Recreational Cannabis Regulation & International Law

May 17, 2017

This policy brief, produced by the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICDSP) and a capstone group in the Master of Global Affairs program, provides guidance to national governments seeking to align domestic legalization and regulation of recreational cannabis...

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The Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

May 15, 2017

This report highlights the summary of discussions and key policy recommendations from the 2016 Canada-UK Colloquium Report (CUKC) in Edmonton last November 2016, chaired by the Hon. Jean Charest, which brought together fifty high-level policymakers, academics, industry leaders and young scholars....

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We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussions Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

April 13, 2017

This report from the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China....

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