Louis Pauly

Interim Director, Centre for the Study of Global Japan






Room 254S, 1 Devonshire Place




Louis W. Pauly, is Interim Director, Centre for the Study of Global Japan at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and past Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, has held the Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Governance since 2002. As Director of the Centre for International Studies from 1997 to 2011, he helped build what is now the Munk School of Global Affairs, where he remains a member of the faculty and a research associate of the Innovation Policy Lab. A graduate of Cornell University, the London School of Economics, New York University, and Fordham University, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Senior Fellow of Massey College, a Fellow of Trinity College (Toronto), and an affiliated faculty member of the U of T’s School of Public Policy and Governance. He has held visiting positions at the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre, Oxford University, Northwestern University, Osaka City University, the University of Munich, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, and the Brookings Institution. With Emanuel Adler, from 2007 to 2012 he edited International Organization, the top-ranked journal in the fields of international relations and international political economy.

Before his initial appointment at the U of T in 1987, Pauly held management positions in the Royal Bank of Canada, won an International Affairs Fellowship from the Council on Foreign Relations, and served on the staff of the International Monetary Fund. His personal and collaborative publications include Hong Kong’s International Financial Centre; Global Ordering: Institutions and Autonomy in a Changing World; Global Liberalism and Political Order; Complex Sovereignty: Reconstituting Political Authority in the Twenty-First Century; Governing the World’s Money; Democracy beyond the State? The European Dilemma and the Emerging Global Order; The Myth of the Global Corporation; Who Elected the Bankers? Surveillance and Control in the World Economy; and Opening Financial Markets: Banking Politics on the Pacific Rim.  Continuing research interests include the political economy of industrial innovation in East Asia.

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