Policy Connections For Canada

How well is Canada navigating a dynamic regional and global context marked by profound political, socio-cultural, economic and environmental shifts?  What kinds of challenges are Canadian governments facing, and how are they addressed with the tools of public policy?  

The ‘Policy Connections for Canada’ cluster exists to foster research, education, and discussion of Canada’s policy choices in a changing regional and international landscape. It acknowledges and engages with the complexity, interconnectivity and uncertainty that make public policy such a difficult yet essential field of study and practice.  The cluster’s researchers conduct multidisciplinary research on a wide variety of issues, including trade and foreign policy; climate and environmental policy; immigration, citizenship and refugee policy; as well as social policy and urban development.  

Events

Watch Now: The Domestication of Human Trafficking with Katrin Roots

Human trafficking is an issue that has garnered significant attention in Canada and globally, following the enactment of the United Nations’ Trafficking Protocol in 2002. Expansive laws, policies and mandates against trafficking were put into place following Canada’s...

The President of the United Nations General Assembly: Making A Difference in Global Governance?

UN Photo/Manuel Elias              The individuals elected as President of the General Assembly (PGA) of the United Nations over the past seventy-five years generally have been leading political figures in their own countries as foreign or defence ministers, or even...

Welcome to the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada

The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS), which has become one of Canada’s largest military history research centres since its founding in the early 1990s by Terry Copp and Marc Kilgour, is now expanding to become the Laurier Centre...

Canada and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

A Policy History By Chris Anderson A Rohingya family wades through water crossing the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh. © UNHCR/Roger Arnold, [Collected from UNHCR Joint Statement on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis] The arrival in Canada of thousands of Syrian refugees...

Introducing the Copp Scholars Program!

One of the flagship initiatives of the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada is the Copp Scholars Program. Named after one of its founding directors—Terry Copp—and in the spirit of his commitment to cultivating research and learning opportunities for his students,...

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