Global Governance

Graduate Program Co-ordinator: Colleen Loomis, PhD

Laurier's School of International Policy and Governance comprises two graduate programs including the PhD in global governance (offered jointly with the University of Waterloo). This program is 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. 

Fields in the PhD Program

  • Conflict and Security
  • Global environment
  • Global justice and human rights
  • Global political economy
  • Global social governance
  • Multilateral institutions and diplomacy

Note on Courses Contained in Graduate Calendar

As far as possible, each program attempts to provide a full range of core courses and electives. However, every course listed in this Calendar is not available in every session or every year.

Students are encouraged to consult the program/department to inquire about course offerings each year.

Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
GV701 Research Methods 0.5
GV702 Doctoral Seminar 0.5
GV710 Globalization and Global Governance 0.5
GV720 The History of Global Governance 0.5
GV730 Economic Analysis in Global Governance 0.5
GV731 Governance of the Global Economy 0.5
GV732 Global Environmental Governance 0.5
GV733 Security Ontology 0.5
GV734 International Organizations and Global Governance 0.5
GV735 Global Social Policy 0.5
GV740 Global Governance of Borders and Human Mobility 0.5
GV750 Global Justice 0.5
GV753 International Organizations and Public Policy 0.5
GV760 Human Rights and Global Governance 0.5
GV770 Language Requirement 0.5
GV780 Directed Study 0.5
GV791 Core Comprehensive Examination 0.0
GV792 Specialization Comprehensive Examination 0.0
GV799 Dissertation 0.0