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STEPHEN CLARKSON

Ontario & New College 1959 (21 October 1937 - 28 February 2016)

STEPHEN CLARKSON

After Oxford Professor Clarkson moved to Paris to earn his doctorate at the Sorbonne. He returned to Toronto and was appointed to the political science department at the University of Toronto in 1964. Professor Clarkson was an extraordinary political researcher and a prolific and multiple-award-winning author of books about trade and politics. The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, commented: "Teacher, scholar and political scientist – Canada has lost a great mind". In recent years Professor Clarkson focused on the diffusion of foreign-investment-protection norms and investor-state dispute settlement institutions between Europe, North America and Latin America as well as the impact of globalisation on the Canadian state with particular interest in NAFTA and the WTO. His contributions were recognised and he received many awards and honours over the course of his distinguished career. In 2010, he was appointed to the Order of Canada. In 2004, he was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He was a recipient of a Killam Senior Research Fellowship, a Canada-US Fulbright Scholarship, the John Dafoe Prize for Distinguished Writing, and a Governor General Award for Non-Fiction, as well as many research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. External Link <http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/stephen-clarkson-author-teacher-was-a-giant-of-canadian-political-science/article29037226/>