The Munk School of Global Affairs is home to an engaged community of scholars and practitioners who are committed not only to excellence in research and teaching, but to informing and advancing the world’s most important conversations.
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The Munk School Teams Up with TIFF
In 2017, the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) partnered for a sixth year to present the TIFF Speaker Series. The series pairs Munk School experts with diverse critics and filmmakers for illuminating post-screening discussions of the places and issues portrayed in films from around the world. This year, several Munk School faculty members – including professors Aisha Ahmad, Robert Austin, Teresa Kramarz and Joseph Wong, and Munk School founding director Janice Stein – engaged in wide-ranging conversations about documentaries and fiction films from Iraq, France, Israel, Liberia and elsewhere.
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Media outlets frequently call on Munk School experts to enrich their analysis of current events. We’ve earned a reputation for deep, rigorous insight, as well as an ability to contribute to timely debates in a way that’s relevant and approachable.
Front-Page News from the Citizen Lab
In 2017, research from the Munk School’s Citizen Lab – an interdisciplinary lab working at the intersection of information and communication technologies, human rights, and global security – garnered global media coverage, including four front-page stories in The New York Times. The Times reported extensively on a worrisome phenomenon Citizen Lab researchers had noted: governments ostensibly adopting spyware technologies for security and crime-fighting purposes – but subsequently using the tools to monitor activism and political dissent. (See “Reckless Exploits”)