Irvin Studin

Current affiliation:
Professor & Program Director, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto

Assistant Professor and Program Director, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto

Irvin Studin is the President of the Institute for 21st Century Questions and Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Global Brief magazine. He is the co-founder of Ukraine’s Higher School of Public Administration (Kiev) and Professor in Russia’s Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow). Between 2009 and 2014, he was MPP Program Director and Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto. In 2012, he was Visiting Senior Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He worked for a number of years in the Privy Council Office 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), the London School of Economics and Political Science 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, 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 What is a Canadian? Forty-Three Thought-Provoking Responses (McClelland & Stewart, 2006).

Experience as a Trudeau Scholar

The Trudeau Foundation Scholarship is an indispensable fillip for young professionals who wish to delve deeply into doctoral study.  I am honoured to have been a recipient of the Scholarship, and have been greatly enriched by the various programmes and activities offered by the Foundation.