Janice Stein

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Janice Gross Stein, CM OOnt FRSC (born 1943) is a Canadian political scientist and international relations expert. Stein is a specialist in Middle East area studies; negotiation theory; foreign policy decision-making; and international conflict management. She is the founder and former director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

Life and career[edit]

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.[1]

Stein 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.[2]

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. Stein has been considered the central figure in making the Munk School a go-to-place for international affairs in Toronto. She has also been refereed to as an academic entrepreneur.[3]

Following the end of her directorship at the Munk School, Stein became the senior presidential advisor on international initiatives to the University of Toronto President, Meric Gertler.[4]

Stein is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Other organizational affiliations and memberships include:

Honours[edit]

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.

She has been awarded Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University of Alberta, the University of Cape Breton and McMaster University.

In 2006, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada.[5] In 2007, she was awarded the Order of Ontario.[6]

Publications and commentary[edit]

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.

Books[edit]

  • Networks of Knowledge
  • The Cult of Efficiency

Coauthored books:

  • 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

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