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Irvin Studin

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President / Editor-in-Chief and Publisher / Visiting Professor
21st Century Questions / Global Brief magazine / Université du Québec à Montreal (UQAM)

    Irvin Studin is President of the Institute for 21st Century Questions, and Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of Global Brief magazine. Studin is Visiting Professor at the Université du Québec à Montreal (UQAM), with the Chaire Raoul-Dandurand, and has been a professor of public policy 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 in Canberra.

    The first ever recruit of the Canadian government’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders programme, he was a member of the small team that wrote Canada’s 2004 national security policy (the country’s first), 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).

    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.