Robert Steiner

Current affiliation:
Founding Director, Fellowships in Global Journalism, Munk School of Global Affairs

Media, government

Robert Steiner is the Director of the Fellowship in Global Journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto. The Fellowship is the first journalism program specifically designed for subject-matter specialists.

Mr. Steiner has worked as a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, as a business strategy executive at The Boston Consulting Group, and led business strategy at the parent company of The Globe and Mail and CTV. He has also held a number of senior campaign positions in Canadian politics – serving as a policy advisor and speechwriter for Paul Martin, and as a communications advisor for Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.

From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Steiner served as Assistant Vice President of the University of Toronto in charge of Strategic Communications. He has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in political science from McGill University.