Michael W. Manulak is Assistant Professor of International Affairs, anchoring NPSIA’s Diplomacy and Foreign Policy cluster. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto, his M.A. from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, and earned a D.Phil in International Relations from the University of Oxford.
An alumnus of the Government of Canada’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders program, he served mainly within the Department of National Defence. In government, he represented Canada in international proliferation security negotiations, supported the national security review of foreign investments, and composed Cabinet documents within National Defence’s Cabinet Liaison bureau.
His research focuses on international organizations, multilateral diplomacy, Canadian foreign policy, global environmental politics, and Non-Proliferation. His work has appeared in a number of academic and policy-oriented publications, including International Journal, The National Interest, Review of International Organizations, and The Washington Quarterly.
He is a Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo, and at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. He also serves on the External Advisory Board of the Canadian Foreign Service Institute, providing advice on Canada’s diplomatic training priorities.