Editor-in-Chief & Publisher
Irvin Studin is the founder of Global Brief magazine. He is 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 is co-founder of Ukraineâs Higher School of Public Administration (in Kiev). He worked for a number of years in the Privy Council Office (Prime Ministerâs 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 governmentâs Recruitment of Policy Leaders programme, he co-authored Canadaâs 2004 national security policy, and principal-authored Australiaâs 2006 national counter-terrorism policy. He holds degrees from the Schulich School of Business (York University â 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-Generalâs Gold Medal. Studin lectures around the world in a number of languages, and has written for publications ranging from the Financial Times to the Globe & Mail, Le Devoir and the Straits Times. He is author of Constitution and Strategy â Understanding Canadian Power in the World (UBC Press, forthcoming, 2013), and editor of 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.