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Season Two, Episode Nine | Munk Debates

February 25, 2022

Season Two, Episode Nine

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Janice Stein

About this episode

This episode of the Munk Member’s podcast features a one-on-one interview between Janice Gross Stein and the former U.S. Supreme Allied Commander for Europe and NATO, James Stavridis. Janice and James discuss the latest developments in the war, the respective strategies of the Russian and Ukrainian militaries, the posture of NATO forces in Europe and the threat of cyber attacks by Russia on the United States. Their conversation was recorded in front of a live audience in Toronto, Canada on Thursday, February 24. James Stavridis participated in discussion remotely via video link. He is currently an adviser to the Biden administration on the crisis and NATO’s response to continuing Russian aggression.

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Janice Stein

Janice Stein

Janice Gross Stein is the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science and was the Founding Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto (serving from 1998 to the end of 2014). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario. Her most recent publications include Networks of Knowledge: Innovation in International Learning (2000); The Cult of Efficiency (2001); and Street Protests and Fantasy Parks (2001). She is a contributor to Canada by Picasso (2006) and the co-author of The Unexpected War: Canada in Kandahar (2007). She was the Massey Lecturer in 2001 and a Trudeau Fellow. She was awarded the Molson Prize by the Canada Council for an outstanding contribution by a social scientist to public debate. She is an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been awarded Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University of Alberta, the University of Cape Breton, McMaster University, and Hebrew University.