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Teaching Program


Office Hours

Professor John Kirton: Tuesdays, 14:00-16:00 or by appointment
Munk School of Global Affairs, North House, Room 308 [note new room!]
416-946-8953
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Canadian Foreign Policy

Fall/Winter 2017/18, University of Toronto
Professor John Kirton and Dr. Leah Sarson
Teaching Assistant: Michael Kunz
POL 312Y

Lecture Notes from September 13, 2016 (first class for the 2016/17 semester)

Lecture Notes and Case Study Bibliographies (from 2009/10)

Syllabus and reading list

First-Term Test: December 5, 2016 (25% of final grade) (written during class time)

Research Essay: 2,500 words plus bibliography and references, handed in both on paper and electronically on Turnitin.com (or with alternative arrangements/see end of document for Turnitin details), due on February 27, 2018 (at start of the first class after Reading Week) (for 50% of the final grade)

Sample Essay: The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: What Did Canada Do and Why?
By Alissa Wang, February 2016

Final Test: (covering material from the entire course) on April 3, 2018 (the last class of second term) (for 25% of the final grade)

Turnitin Details: Class ID = 16046608; Enrollment password = laurier

Late Penalty: The late penalty is 2% of the assignment grade per calendar day, including weekends (without eligible cause, as approved by the instructor or TA in advance). See syllabus for details.

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The G8, the G20 and Global Governance

Fall/Winter 2017/18, University of Toronto
Professor John Kirton
POL 456Y/2256Y

Syllabus and reading list

Critical book review essay: 2,000 words on G20 Governance for a Globalized World (John Kirton, 2013) or on The Global Governance of Climate Change: G7, G20 and UN Leadership (John Kirton and Ella Kokotsis, 2015) or on China's G20 Leadership (John Kirton, 2016).
Due by 5:00 p.m., December 6, 2017 (the last day of the first term), for 20% of the overall course grade.

Assessment of the compliance of the member countries with one recent G7/8 or G20 commitment, delivered to the instructor on paper and electronically by 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 15, 2018 (the last class before the spring reading week), for 20% of the overall course grade.

Active participation in all seminars, two simulations, and the presentation and chairing in two seminars (one each term), for 20% of the overall course grade.

Major research paper of 5,000 words based on your presentation, due in the instructor's office in both paper and electronic copy by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday March 29, 2018, for 40% of the course grade.

Late Penalty: The late penalty is 2% of assignment grade per calendar day, including weekends (without eligible causes, as approved by the instructor). See syllabus for details.

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Global Governance

Autumn 2011, University of Toronto
Professor John Kirton
GLA2003H

Syllabus and reading list

Each student will be responsible for:

  1. A report on the accountability mechanisms employed by the major organization(s) and stakeholder(s) in the policy area the student has selected for the presentation and research essay. This 2,000-word report is due, in paper and electronic form, at the start of class on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, and represents 25% of the course grade;
  2. The presentation and chairing in one seminar, often in association with others, for 10%. (Topics for presentation and the essay will be selected in the second week of the class, on September 21, 2011.)
  3. A major research report, with recommendations for reform, of 4,000 words based on your presentation. This assignment is due, in paper and electronic form, at the start of class on Friday, December 2, 2011 (i.e., two days after the last class), for 50%.
  4. Active participation in all seminars, for 15%.

Late Penalty: The late penalty is 2% of assignment grade per calendar day, including weekends (without eligible causes, as approved by the instructor).

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Other Courses

Global Governance
Winter 2011, University of Toronto
Professor John Kirton
JPD2232S
Syllabus and reading list

The Politics of Global Governance
August 2002
University of Toronto's Siena Summer Seminar in Italy
Professor John Kirton
POL 343
Syllabus

Global Governance: Making the International Economic System Work
Spring 2002, Queen's University
Professor Nicholas Bayne
SPS 867
Course outline, schedule and mock summit

The Daito Bunka 2000 Lectures
July 2000, Daito Bunka University, Tokyo, Japan
Professor John Kirton
Syllabus and lectures

G8 Online
G8 Online 2003
G8 Online 2002
G8 Online 2000



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