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April 19, 2014
Canadian Excellence

The Master of International Public Policy (MIPP) program is an intensive, one year graduate program that prepares students for the challenging international policy environment where policy makers must balance competing domestic priorities with rapidly-changing international dynamics.

One of the three programs affiliated with the Balsillie School of International Affairs, the MIPP program provides students with a unique and unparalleled graduate experience. Key features include an interdisciplinary and integrated curriculum, small classes and a team-teaching approach.  Four policy fields are offered: international economic relations, human security, international environmental policy and global governance. 

Our students have gone on to successful and diverse careers in Canada and abroad, including positions with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Department of National Defence, World Vision, Transparency International, and the Public Policy Forum.


Mosier.jpgMichael Mosier

Michael graduated MIPP in 2009. Prior to attending MIPP, Michael attained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialization in Political Science from the University of Guelph.

From March 2010 to the present, Michael has been employed at the Department of Finance Canada in the Financial Sector Policy Branch as an economist and trade policy analyst.

From 2010 to 2012 Michael worked in the Financial Institutions Analysis section where his responsibilities included review and updating of the financial regulatory framework, promoting competitin within the financial sector and reveiwing major transactions, such as bank mergers.

In January of 2013, Michael began in the Financial Services Trade and Relations section. In this capacity, his primary responsibility has been to represent Canada as a trade negotiator in financial services negotiations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Michael lives in Ottawa with his wife (who is also a graduate of the MIPP program).


APPLICATIONS are still being accepted for the MIPP program. Please go to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies site to complete the online application (hint: use the checklist that is provided for a complete application!)

ANY questions, contact Kelly Brown, Program Officer at

Congratulations to Johanna Wilkes  (MIPP 2015)...
At the 2014 Annual Canadian Agri-Food Policy Conference held in Ottawa, a research project by Johanna Wilkes (one of our current M.I.P.P. students) was chosen as one of the top three projects from a set of 25 accepted submissions from across Canada. As one of the top three projects, Johanna was invited to present her paper in a special session at the conference and also received a cash award.  Her presentation, entitled "What's Trade Got to Do with It?: Exploring the Impact of Direct Transfer Food Aid on sub-Saharan African Agricultural Producers and Agricultural Trade" focused on the intersection of international development and trade through an agricultural lens. She explored the effects of direct transfer food aid on recipient economy agricultural producers and international cereal grain trade flows to the region from 1991 - 2007.

Balsillie School of International Affairs

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