Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2014/2015
Canadian Excellence

Global Governance

The world faces increasingly complex problems that have taken on global significance - including conflict and peace-building, humanitarian crises and intervention, international economic inequality and instability, and global environmental change. How are these problems addressed at the global level? And are the mechanisms adopted to address them effective and just?

Laurier's School of International Policy and Governance comprises two graduate programs including the PhD in global governance (offered jointly with the University of Waterloo). This program is offered through the Balsillie School of International Affairs, a collaborative partnership among Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo, and The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), a public policy think tank that addresses international governance challenges.

Faculty/Staff

Participating Graduate Faculty
  • Andrea Brown, PhD (Toronto), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Simon Dalby, PhD (Simon Fraser), Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Timothy Donais, PhD (York), Associate Professor of Global Studies
  • Alistair Edgar, PhD (Queen's), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Boye Ejobowah, PhD (Toronto), Associate Professor of Global Studies
  • Azim Essaji, PhD (Toronto), Associate Professor of Economics
  • Patricia Goff?, PhD (Northwestern), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Dejan Guzina, PhD (Carleton), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Derek Hall?, PhD (Cornell), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Paul Heinbecker, Distinguished CIGI Fellow and Director of the Laurier Centre for Global Relations
  • Jorge Heine?, PhD (Stanford), Professor of Political Science
  • Rhoda Howard-Hassmann?, PhD (McGill), Professor of Global Studies and Political Science; Canada Research Chair
  • Alison Mountz, PhD (British Columbia), Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • James Orbinski, Chair in Global Health Governance
  • Andrew Robinson, PhD (Western), Associate Professor (Brantford Campus)
  • Yasmine Shamsie, PhD (York), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Pierre L. Siklos?, PhD (Carleton), Professor of Economics
  • Scott Slocombe?, PhD (Waterloo), Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Debora Van Nijnatten, PhD (Queen's), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Margaret Walton-Roberts, PhD (UBC), Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Alan Whiteside, D. Econ (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa), Chair in Global Health, Balsillie School of International Affairs
  • Randall M. Wigle?, PhD (Western), Professor of Economics
Participating Graduate Faculty - University of Waterloo
  • Gerald Boychuk?, Political Science
  • Jennifer Clapp?, Environment and Resource Studies
  • Andrew Cooper?, Political Science
  • Daniel Gorman, History / Political Science
  • Kimie Hara?, History / Political Science
  • Eric Helleiner?, Political Science
  • Veronica Kitchen, Political Science
  • P. Whitney Lackenbauer, History
  • Jean-Paul Lam, Economics
  • Sonny Lo?, Political Science
  • Bessma Momani?, History / Political Science
  • Bruce Muirhead?, PhD (York)
  • Brian Orend?, Philosophy
  • Ian Rowlands?, Environment and Resource Studies
  • James Walker?, History
? = this person is eligible to supervise doctoral students.
Fields of Specialization

  • Conflict and Security
  • Global environment
  • Global justice and human rights
  • Global political economy
  • Global social governance
  • Multilateral institutions and diplomacy
Note on Courses Contained in Graduate Calendar

As far as possible, each program attempts to provide a full range of core courses and electives. However, every course listed in this Calendar is not available in every session or every year.

Students are encouraged to consult the program/department to inquire about course offerings each year.

Course Offerings
Course # Title Credits
GV701 Research Methods 0.5
GV702 Doctoral Seminar 0.5
GV710 Globalization and Global Governance 0.5
GV720 The History of Global Governance 0.5
GV730 Economic Analysis in Global Governance 0.5
GV731 Governance of the Global Economy 0.5
GV732 Global Environmental Governance 0.5
GV733 Security Ontology 0.5
GV734 International Organizations and Global Governance 0.5
GV735 Global Social Policy 0.5
GV750 Global Justice 0.5
GV753 International Organizations and Public Policy 0.5
GV760 Human Rights and Global Governance 0.5
GV770 Language Requirement 0.5
GV780 Directed Study 0.5
GV791 Core Comprehensive Examination 0.0
GV792 Specialization Comprehensive Examination 0.0
GV799 Dissertation 0.0