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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
August 27, 2014
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The School of International Policy and Governance at Wilfrid Laurier University is a community of scholars and students working on the broad themes and problems arising from the globalization of economic, political and social systems. We see interdependence in its many manifestations as a key to the 21st centuryís public challenges. The art of governance without government lies at the core of our research agenda and the content of our programs. The Universityís core values of civic engagement, global citizenship, justice, and sustainability inform all of what we do. We direct our scholarship, our programs, and our engagement to the attainment of excellence in the fields of governance, environment, and social and cultural analysis. We are guided by a respect for the publicís investment in post-secondary education, and our obligation to the vitality of civil society.

We recognize that no one discipline fully encompasses all of the issues and challenges arising from the rapid changes in the institutions, actors, and ideas that drive economic, political, and social outcomes. We are political scientists, economists, human geographers, legal scholars, and sociologists drawn together by common interests and concerns. We invite you to examine our professional biographies to discover the breadth and depth of our scholarship.

We offer two graduate programs, both housed at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, a partnership of Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation. The Laurier Waterloo Doctoral Program in Global Governance, has exceeded all expectations, becoming in a few short years competitive with some of the best Ph.D. programs in world. Please contact us for any information you require as you deliberate seeking one of the eight positions offered annually in the doctoral program.

We offer the Masters in International Public Policy program to applicants who aspire to professional careers in public service, transnational organizations, and non-government civil society organizations. We designed this twelve-month, intense exposure to knowledge and skills that serve as a capstone to an applicant's undergraduate background in economics, political science, or business. We invite you to look at the brief professional biographies of some of our graduates.  

Terry Levesque

Associate Dean

School of International Policy and Governance

Wilfrid Laurier University

Associate Director

Balsillie School of International Affairs

tel. +1.226 772 3126

Laurier's School of International Policy and Governance (SIPG) comprises two graduate programs: the PhD in Global Governance (offered jointly with the University of Waterloo) and the Master's in International Public Policy (MIPP). These programs are 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.

Students prepare for careers in teaching and research in the field of international affairs, as well as for a growing range of careers within various levels of government, international organizations, the non-government sector, and the private sector.