APSIA welcomes newest member Munk School of Global Affairs
leigh August 25, 2015 News
On August 25, APSIA was pleased to welcome its newest member: the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs.
Launched in 2010, the Munk School offers undergraduate degrees and five graduate-level programs:
- Master of Global Affairs;
- Master of Arts in European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies;
- Collaborative Master’s in Asia-Pacific Studies;
- Collaborative Master’s and Doctorate in South Asian Studies; and
- Collaborative Graduate Program in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies.
The School serves as a hub for scholars and practitioners at the forefront of research, debate, and action in global affairs. Home to more than 200 affiliated faculty and 25 Senior Fellows, the Munk School hosts hundreds of public events annually and welcomes hundreds of quality students from Canada and across the world each year.
“The Munk School of Global Affairs unites people who are passionate to address the problems of a fast-changing world,” says Director Stephen Toope. “Our central mission is to educate students as leaders in the global economy, global institutions and global civil society, as well as to enable them to acquire the cultural literacy to navigate across the porous boundaries of all sectors of global society.”
APSIA Executive Director Carmen Iezzi Mezzera noted “I am delighted to welcome the Munk School to the APSIA membership. Against the backdrop of one of the world’s most diverse cities, the School seeks to curate a dialogue about the challenges, organizations, and ideas that are reshaping the international landscape.” Business, communication, politics, and almost all aspects of everyday life are globalized now, she said, so such a cross-section of ideas is critical to shaping the future.