The Humanities Initiative at the Munk School of Global Affairs, founded in 2001, specializes in the interdisciplinary study of opera. Initiated by musicologist Caryl Clark and literary theorist Linda Hutcheon, the organizing committee has expanded to include a second musicologist, Sherry Lee. Symposia are organized in conjunction with the Canadian Opera Company and the University of Toronto Opera division, and events are aimed for both an academic and general audience. The Humanities Initiative is in association with the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, and the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto.