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?
Our PhD in Global Governance, offered jointly by Laurier and the University of Waterloo at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, is a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary examination of power and authority in the global arena.
In this program, you’ll examine the variety of actors, institutions, ideas, rules and processes that contribute to the management of global society. In addition to international organizations and inter-state relations, the study of global governance examines the various non-state actors as well as the realities of contemporary life that contribute to the establishment and functioning of global rules, norms and institutions.
Our PhD in Global Governance is a full-time program that requires the completion of six courses and the following program milestones:
The expected time to completion is four years.
More information can be found on the International Applicants page.
We give you the flexibility to explore your research interest and the ability to specialize in one of the following fields:
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