Michael W. Manulak is Assistant Professor of International Affairs, anchoring the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs’ 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.

His research focuses on international organizations, multilateral diplomacy, Canadian foreign policy, global environmental politics, and Non-Proliferation. His forthcoming book, Change in Global Environmental Politics: Temporal Focal Points and the Reform of International Institutions, will be published in 2022 with Cambridge University Press.

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.

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. For more on his work, visit:


Geopolitics and COVID-19– An isolationist future is not in Canada’s interests
Why Canada needs a foreign policy review
As the nuclear arms race heats up, Canada’s got a critical role to play



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