Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

International Public Policy

Laurier's School of International Policy and Governance comprises two graduate programs including the Master in International Public Policy program. 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
  • Derek Armitage, PhD (Waterloo), Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Azim Essaji, PhD (Toronto), Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Derek Hall, PhD (Cornell), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Paul Heinbecker, Distinguished CIGI Fellow and Director of the Laurier Centre for Global Relations
  • Jenna Hennebry, PhD (Western), Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
  • Rhoda Howard-Hassmann, PhD (McGill), Professor of Global Studies and Political Science; Canada Research Chair
  • Maurice Kugler, PhD (California at Berkeley), Professor of Economics and CIGI Chair in International Public Policy
  • Alex Latta, PhD (York), Assistant Professor of Global Studies
  • Terrence J. Levesque, PhD (Carnegie-Mellon), Professor of Economics; MIPP Program Co-ordinator
  • Christine Neill, PhD (Toronto), Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Tammy Schirle, PhD (UBC), Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Yasmine Shamsie, PhD (York), Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Pierre L. Siklos, PhD (Carleton), Professor of Economics
  • Tracy Snoddon, PhD (Alberta), Associate Professor of Economics; MIPP Director
  • Debora Van Nijnatten, PhD (Queen's), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Margaret Walton-Roberts, PhD (UBC), Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Randall M. Wigle, PhD (Western), Professor of Economics
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
IP601 Public Sector Economics and the Global Economy 0.5
IP602 Tools for Public Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation 0.5
IP603 Comparative Public Policy 0.5
IP604 Politics, Policy and Globalization 0.5
IP611 The Economics of Environmental Accords 0.5
IP612 Contemporary Issues in Environmental Policy 0.5
IP613 Special Topics in International Environmental Policy 0.5
IP614 Interdisciplinary Seminar in International Environmental Policy 0.5
IP621 International Trade 0.5
IP622 Contemporary Issues in International Economic Relations 0.5
IP623 Special Topics in International Economic Relations 0.5
IP624 Interdisciplinary Seminar in International Economic Relations 0.5
IP631 Economic Policy and Human Security 0.5
IP632 Contemporary Issues in Human Security 0.5
IP633 Special Topics in Human Security 0.5
IP634 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Human Security 0.5
IP641 Macroeconomic Policy in an Interdependent World 0.5
IP642 Contemporary Issues in Governance 0.5
IP643 Special Topics in Global Governance 0.5
IP644 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Global Governance 0.5