Thu, Feb 13, 2014: Constitution and Strategy: Understanding Canadian Power in the World

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Join us for a free public lecture at 7-9pm on Thursday February 13th, 2014 in Room 179 (west end of the building on the ground floor) at University College, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON by:

Irvin Studin, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto


Constitution and Strategy: Understanding Canadian Power in the World


Irvin Studin is MPP Program Director and Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto. He is also founding Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Global Brief magazine. His research, teaching and advisory interests include strategy, foreign policy (for North America, Asia, the former Soviet Union, Australia and the Middle East), national security, constitutional law, federalism, governance, identity, immigration, and sport policy, with recent writings focussing on the relationship between the constitutional structures of states and their capacity to achieve (or not achieve) various objectives in international affairs. In 2012, he was Visiting Senior Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He is co-founder of Ukraine’s Higher School of Public Administration (in Kiev). He worked for a number of years in the Privy Council Office (Prime Minister’s department) in Ottawa, as well as in the Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra. The first ever recruit of the Canadian government’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders programme, he co-authored Canada’s 2004 national security policy, and principal-authored Australia’s 2006 national counter-terrorism policy. He holds degrees from the Schulich School of Business (York University – Toronto), the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford, where he studied on a Rhodes Scholarship. His PhD is from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he was a Trudeau Scholar and earned the Governor-General’s Gold Medal. He is the author of Constitution and Strategy – Understanding Canadian Power in the World (UBC Press, forthcoming 2013), and also editor of What is a Canadian? Forty-Three Thought-Provoking Responses (McClelland & Stewart, 2006). Languages: English, French, Russian, German.

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Co-Sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace and Voice of Women for Peace.

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