Guest speaker: Irvin Studin, President of the Institute for 21st Century Questions, and Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of Global Brief Magazine
What will the world look like by the time the next American administration takes power in 2017? It will be a world of growing instability and risks, demanding great knowledge, skill and luck. Will America cope? What about Canada? What's to be done?
Irvin Studin is the President of the Institute for 21st Century Questions, and also Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Global Brief magazine. He has been a professor in leading universities in Canada, Europe and Asia. He is the co-founder of Ukraine’s Higher School of Public Administration (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.
Studin holds degrees from the Schulich School of Business (York University), 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. Studin lectures around the world in a number of languages, and has written for publications ranging from the Financial Times to Le Monde, Vedomosti, The Globe & Mail, National Post, Le Devoir, La Presse and The Straits Times. He is author of The Strategic Constitution – Understanding Canadian Power in the World (UBC Press, 2014), and editor of Russia – Strategy, Policy and Administration (Palgrave, forthcoming, 2017), and What is a Canadian? Forty-Three Thought-Provoking Responses (McClelland & Stewart, 2006). He lives in Toronto with his wife Alla, a school teacher, and their children Noah, Gabriella and Isaiah. More information