Stephen Toope Biography


Stephen Toope

Stephen Toope is the current President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences as well as the Director of the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs. He was President and Vice-Chancellor, the University of British Columbia, from 2006-14.  A former President of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, and Dean of Law, McGill University, Professor Toope also served as Law Clerk to the Rt. Hon. Brian Dickson, of the Supreme Court of Canada. He served as President of the Canadian Council on International Law and member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law.  Toope publishes in leading international journals on international dispute resolution, international environmental law, human rights, the use of force, and international legal theory.  Toope also served as Chair of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances