Life and career
Stein holds degrees from McGill University (undergraduate and Ph.D.), and Yale University (masters). She has been a professor at the University of Toronto since 1982, and was named a University Professor in 1996.
Stein is the founder and former director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and Associate Chair and Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management and Negotiation within the University of Toronto's political science department. She is a specialist in Middle East area studies; negotiation theory; foreign policy decision-making; and international conflict management, on which she has lectured at the Centre for National Security Studies in Ottawa and at the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy.
- National Academy of Science's Workshop on Middle East Negotiations and the Committee on International Conflict Resolution
- Advisory Group on Cross-Cultural Negotiation
- United States Institute for Peace's Advisory Committee for Peacemaking in the 21st Century
- American Association for the Advancement of Science's Advisory Committee on Conflict Management in the Gulf
- American Academy of Arts and Sciences' Committee on Security
- Chair, International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development 
- Board Member, Canadian International Council
Stein was selected to give the 2001 Massey Lecture. She was awarded the Molson Prize by the Canada Council for an outstanding contribution by a social scientist to public debate, and in 2003 was awarded a Trudeau Fellow.
She is also the winner of the Mershon Prize for an outstanding contribution to public education on issues of national security.
Publications and commentary
Janice Stein was a long-time member of the foreign affairs panel on the TVOntario television programs 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.
In the scholarly arena, Professor Stein has authored over 80 books, book chapters and articles on intelligence, international security, negotiation processes, peace-making and public policy.
- Choosing to Cooperate: How States Avoid Loss, with Louis Pauly
- We All Lost the Cold War, with Richard Ned Lebow
- Powder Keg in the Middle East: The Struggle for Gulf Security, with Geoffrey Kemp
- Citizen Engagement in Conflict Resolution: Lessons for Canada in International Experience with David Cameron and Richard Simeon
The Unexpected War: Canada in Kandahar (with Eugene Lang)
- Janice Stein: Brief Biography (Munk Centre for International Studies)
- Audio interview (with Eugene Lang) re: The Unexpected War