'Completely misunderstood' – University Professor Arthur Ripstein explores Immanuel Kant's views on war

Friday, April 30, 2021

Arthur Ripstein

A colleague of Arthur Ripstein’s once described the 18th century German philosopher Immanuel Kant as “the philosopher for people who like philosophy too much.”

Ripstein freely admits belonging to this group.  He’s spent decades researching and teaching Kantian legal and political philosophy and is currently finishing his latest book about the philosopher, Kant and the Law of War. It will be available in September.

Leaders Summit on Climate: Q&A with Dean Jutta Brunnée

Thursday, April 22, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders to the Leaders Summit on Climate, April 22 (Earth Day) and April 23.

According to the White House announcement, the summit “will underscore the urgency – and the economic benefits – of stronger climate action.  It will be a key milestone on the road to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November in Glasgow.”

Report into RCMP's treatment of grieving Indigenous family left out key systemic problems: Professor Kent Roach for Policy Options

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Faculty of Law Professor Kent Roach, Prichard Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy, writes an op-ed for Policy Options on how the report into the RCMP's treatment of Colten Boushie's family should have pushed for fundamental cultural and governance change.

Tax audits of Muslim charities cover for biased terrorism suspicions: New report by Professor Anver Emon

Monday, April 5, 2021

A new report titled “Layered Suspicion” by Faculty of Law Professor Anver Emon, director of U of T's Institute of Islamic Studies, and Nadia Hasan, chief operating officer of the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), identifies whole-of-government policies and patterns of audit practices that together demonstrate potential biases in Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) audits of Musl

Professor Karen Knop gives public lecture at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (HCAS)

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Faculty of Law Professor Karen Knop is currently the Jane and Aatos Erkko Visiting Professor at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (HCAS).

On March 25, she gave a public lecture for her visiting professorship.

Professor Ayelet Shachar's book, The Shifting Border (MUP 2020), reviewed in CHOICE magazine

Monday, March 1, 2021

Ayelet Shachar

Professor Ayelet Shachar (photo credit: MPI-MMG 2020)

Professor of Law, Political Science, and Global Affairs Ayelet Shachar holds the R.F. Harney Chair in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies, where she directs the Harney Program at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. 

Who decides? Consent, meaningful choices, and accountability: Professor Lisa Austin

Friday, February 12, 2021
Lisa Austin

Faculty of Law Professor and Schwartz Reisman Research Lead Lisa Austin, comments on aspects of Canada’s newly-proposed privacy law reform.