Research + Ideas

Centres, Labs & Initiatives

The Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy is home to multiple research centres and institutes.

Not only are these academic units home to teaching and exchange programs, they are also leading centres for specialized research and engagement around geographic and thematic areas, bringing together scholars from across the University of Toronto and around the world.

Areas of Focus

Munk School faculty members pursue research on a broad array of issues relating to global affairs and public policy. There are four areas of focus within the School in which we have particular strength and global expertise. These areas are interdisciplinary in nature and ones that will be central to global and policy challenges for generations to come. They intersect with each other and provide direction for research inquiry, public and policy engagement, and course development.

Research & Publications

View the latest publications from Munk School faculty and researchers.


COVID-19 research
and commentary at the Munk School

Munk School experts are frequently sought to provide comment and context in Canadian and international media. Read the latest COVID-19 research and commentary from our faculty & researchers.