Global Brief finds a new home at Glendon

The Glendon School of Public & International Affairs is now the institutional home of Global Brief, Canada’s new world affairs magazine.

Building on an inaugural issue that opened to national and international critical praise, the partnership between Glendon’s School of Public & International Affairs and the publication will ensure the future of Global Brief as Canada’s sole top-tier magazine dedicated to global affairs and targeting a worldwide readership. In print and online, Global Brief will continue to attract world-class writers and emerging stars based in Canada and abroad to provide in-depth, provocative and policy-relevant analysis and commentary on international politics, business, culture, movements and trends.

“It is most fitting that the Glendon School of Public & International Affairs should support a top-tier Canadian magazine that explores global issues for a global audience," says Kenneth McRoberts, principal of Glendon College. "The school is committed to teaching and research on public affairs that comprehends the interplay of international and domestic forces. Global Brief will enable Glendon faculty members to make their research known to a larger public and will offer our master’s students the possibility of invaluable editorial experience.”

The next issue of Global Brief – due at the end of October – will feature Louise Arbour, president & CEO of the International Crisis Group and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; former French foreign minister Hubert Védrine; top public intellectual Fareed Zakaria, of CNN and Newsweek; bestselling writer Gwynne Dyer; former Canadian ambassador to Afghanistan Christopher Alexander; former Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) president James Orbinski; former Quebec premier Bernard Landry; former Canadian prime ministerial chief of staff Norman Spector; John W. McArthur, CEO of Millennium Promise; and many other top-flight names.

“I am delighted that we’ve landed at Glendon,” says Global Brief’s founding editor-in-chief and publisher, Irvin Studin (BBA Spec. Hons. ’99). “The trajectory of the magazine is ambitious, and I think that Glendon is a natural partner to help us realize this vision. Of the half-dozen or so parties around the country that were interested in hosting Global Brief, Glendon was easily the most natural fit.”

Right: Irvin Studin

Studin, York’s most recent Rhodes Scholar, sees Global Brief as Canada’s answer to The Economist, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Le Monde diplomatique and a host of other world-class international affairs media platforms. The publication targets an international readership with the works of top and up-and-coming global writers dealing with world affairs writ large – international politics, business, culture, movements and trends. The magazine’s print version publishes quarterly, with articles in English and French.

Online, Global Brief is multilingual, with regular articles in English and French and – unique to Global Brief – 12 expert bloggers blogging to the world in six different languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, German and Mandarin. Farsi, Arabic, Hebrew and Turkish bloggers will be joining Global Brief in the coming months.

A launch event will be hosted on the Glendon campus on Nov. 3. For more information, visit the Global Brief Web site.