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Janice Gross Stein
Today in Toronto,
Dr. Janice Gross Stein, an international affairs expert, was awarded this
year’s Molson Prize in the social sciences and humanities.
The prize recognizes Stein’s pioneering research in international
studies, specifically her work on the role of negotiation in preventing
and managing conflict. A Middle East specialist, her knowledge of patterns
of conflict and cooperation has greatly contributed to peace-building
efforts and to the development of Canadian foreign policy.
The jury cited “her tireless work with non-governmental organizations,
community groups and the voluntary sector to build capacity and share
knowledge.” Among the many groups that have benefited from her expertise
and leadership are the Canadian Medical Association, CARE Canada and the
United Way of Toronto.
Stein is currently the Belzberg professor of conflict management and
negotiation in the department of political science at the University of
Toronto and director of the university's Munk Centre for International
Dr. Janice Gross Stein’s work in the field of international
conflict management has been supported by numerous SSHRC grants.