Phillip Lipscy: COVID-19 and the Politics of Crisis

January 11, 2021

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Wanted in 2021: A coherent global health strategy for Canada

January 11, 2021

Reach Faculty Mentor Erica Di Ruggiero co-wrote an article for The Conversation which was picked up by the National Post. Canada’s foreign policy efforts are fragmented, a jumble of trade and aid deals that fail to adequately consider that our...

Renewing the Social Contract: Economic Recovery in Canada from COVID-19

December 18, 2020

Established by the President of the Royal Society of Canada in April 2020, the RSC Task Force on COVID-19 was mandated to provide evidence-informed perspectives on major societal challenges in response to and recovery from COVID-19. The Task Force established a series...

A Genealogy of Terrorism: Colonial Law and the Origins of an Idea

December 10, 2020

Using India as a case study, Joseph McQuade demonstrates how the modern concept of terrorism was shaped by colonial emergency laws dating back into the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Beginning with the ‘thugs’, ‘pirates’, and ‘fanatics’ of the nineteenth...

The Making of the Modern Metropolis: Evidence from London

December 2, 2020

In this article for the Quarterly Journal of Economics, co-authors Stephan Heblich, Stephen Redding, and Daniel Sturm use newly constructed spatially disaggregated data for London from 1801 to 1921 to argue that the invention of the steam railway led to...

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