Irvin Studin is president of the Institute for 21st Century Questions, and editor-in-chief and publisher of Global Brief magazine. Studin is currently visiting professor at the Université du Québec à Montreal and has been a professor in leading universities in North America, Asia (Singapore) and Europe. He has been called one of the leading international policy thinkers of his generation. 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 in Ottawa, as well as in the Australian department of the prime minister and cabinet in Canberra, including on agricultural and grain policy.
The first ever recruit of the Canadian government’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders program, he was a member of the team that wrote Canada’s 2004 national security policy, and he was the principal-author of Australia’s 2006 national counter-terrorism policy. He holds degrees from the Schulich School of Business at York University, the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. His received his PhD from York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, where he was a Trudeau Scholar and won a 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, 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).