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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

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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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Lynette Ong for Asia Pacific: China’s Regime Stability—Sustaining or Collapsing?

June 2, 2015

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Security Underground: Financing groundwater mapping and monitoring in Canada

June 1, 2015

Groundwater is Canada’s hidden natural resource. Its importance to our environment, health and economy is neither understood nor appreciated. In May, the Program on Water Issues (POWI) fostered a dialogue on Canada’s groundwater management through a symposium called Security Underground: Financing...

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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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