Editor-in-Chief & Publisher

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Irvin Studin is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of Global Brief magazine, and President of the Institute for 21st Century Questions (Toronto). He has been called one of the world’s leading international policy thinkers for his generation. Studin is Visiting Professor at the UniversitĂ© du QuĂ©bec Ă  Montreal (UQAM), with the Chaire Raoul-Dandurand, and has been a professor in leading universities in North America, Asia and Europe. Studin is the co-founder of Ukraine’s Higher School of Public Administration (Kiev). His latest book is Russia – Strategy, Policy and Administration (Palgrave-MacMillan). 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 (PM&C) in Canberra.

The first ever recruit of the Canadian government’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders (RPL) programme, he was a member of the small team that wrote Canada’s 2004 national security policy, and he 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 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 won the Governor-General’s Gold Medal. Studin lectures and advises 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, The Indian Express, The Australian, and the Straits Times. His other books include The Strategic Constitution – Understanding Canadian Power in the World (UBC Press, 2014), and What is a Canadian? Forty-Three Thought-Provoking Responses (McClelland & Stewart, 2006).

He lives in Toronto with his wife Alla and their three children, Noah, Gabriella and Isaiah.

Email: irvin.studin@globalbrief.ca