Disrespect Existence; Expect Resistance: A Discussion on Trump’s Green America, Canada’s Climate Potential, and Environmental Racism

Anna-Kay Russell Ever since the Paris Agreement was signed on October 5, 2016, there have been many conferences, workshops and panel discussions devoted on the topic of environmental action and the role that governments play. Most recently, the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, in partnership with the University of Toronto Faculty of Law,…

Minority Report

Nalisha Asgarali  Minority groups globally are considering their changing place in mainstream society as headlines and social media feeds are overwhelmed with highly contested viewpoints about them. The Muslim Question in Canada: A Story of Segmented Integration, Professor Abdie Kazemipur’s latest book on Muslim immigration and integration in Canada, seeks to shed light on the minority question….

Banning Muslims? Explaining Xenophobia in the US and Europe

Nalisha Asgarali The fear of Islam and its followers is rising globally. With the United States presidential election looming ever closer, the steady “War on Terrorism,” a raging geopolitical war in Syria, a refugee crisis rampant across Europe, and the global security threat posed by ISIS, the world has been increasingly divided over one key demographic: Muslims….

SPPG Welcomes Peter Loewen as New Director

                                Photo: Milan Ilnyckyj, http://www.sindark.com Alexa Greig On May 20, following a year-long international search, faculty, staff, alumni, and students welcomed the news of the appointment of a new Director at the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of…

Seen and Heard: Against All Odds, Gender and Education in the Developing World

James Nelson As a group of private, international, and non-denominational agencies, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is one of the world’s largest private development agencies.  The AKDN works without regard to faith, origin, or gender to improve living conditions and opportunities for people living in some of the poorest parts of the developing world…