Reappointment of Prof. Janice Stein, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs

PDAD&C# 25, 2011-12


To:   Faculty, Staff and Students, Munk School of Global Affairs
From:   Cheryl Misak, Vice-President and Provost
 Meric S. Gertler, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
Date:   November 9, 2011
Re:   Reappointment of Prof. Janice Stein, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs


We are very pleased to announce that the Agenda Committee of Academic Board has approved the reappointment of Professor Janice Stein as Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs for a two year term from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014.

Professor Stein is the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management and Negotiation, and has a stellar record as a scholar and administrator.  She has served with distinction as the founding Director of the School since 2008, and previously as the founding Director of the Munk Centre for International Studies. She is a specialist in Middle East area studies; negotiation theory; foreign policy decision-making; and international conflict management. She has authored over 80 books, book chapters and articles on intelligence, international security, negotiation processes, peace-making and public policy. Her publications include The Cult of Efficiency (2001); and The Unexpected War: Canada in Kandahar co-authored with Eugene Lang (2007).

Professor Stein has been honoured for her scholarly achievements and for her outstanding service as one of Canada's finest public intellectuals. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a member of the Order of Ontario and a member of the Order of Canada. She has been a Massey Lecturer and a Trudeau Fellow. She was awarded the Molson Prize by the Canada Council for her outstanding contribution as a social scientist to public debate. She is an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Advisory Board, International Rescue Committee, the Advisory Committee to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, and the Canadian Judicial Council. She was a long-time member of the foreign affairs panel on TVOntario's Studio 2 and Diplomatic Immunity, and continues as a regular guest on The Agenda. She has also appeared on CBC Television's The National numerous times.

Given the significant and exciting changes currently underway at the Munk School, including the rapid growth of the Master of Global Affairs program; the construction/renovation of a new building; and the growth of the School in scope, size, and stature, Professor Stein's reappointment provides invaluable continuity and excellence.  Her experience and leadership will enable the Munk School to sustain its tremendous momentum.  We are delighted that she has agreed to serve another term as Director. Please join us in congratulating her.