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Dr. Michael W. Manulak is a Senior Analyst in the Government of Canada. His responsibilities have included representing the government in international arms control and counter-proliferation institutions, the national security review of foreign investments, as well as work in strategic analysis, cabinet affairs, and labour regulation. He is an alumnus of the government’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders program.

Dr. Manulak has published extensively on Canadian foreign policy, diplomacy, global environmental governance, and international institutions and organizations. His current research examines how technology is altering international institutions and diplomatic practice, including through a diffusion of global power and through the proliferation of informal, network-based international institutions. Among other publications, his work has appeared in International Journal, Policy Options, and the Review of International Organizations.

Dr. Manulak holds a D.Phil in International Relations from St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford.



Monographs Authored:

  • 2011. Canada and the Kosovo Crisis: An agenda for intervention, Queen’s University Centre for International and Defence Policy, Martello Paper, No. 36.

Articles in Refereed Journals:

  • Forthcoming. “A Bird in the Hand: Temporal Focal Points and Change in International Institutions,” Accepted for publication in Review of International Organizations.
  • 2017. “Leading by Design: Informal Influence and International Secretariats,” Review of International Organizations, Volume 12, Number 4, pp. 497-522.
  • 2015. “Multilateral Solutions for Bilateral Problems: The 1972 Stockholm Conference and Canadian Foreign Environmental Policy,” International Journal, Volume 70, Number 1, pp. 4-22.
  • 2011. “Forceful Persuasion or Half-Hearted Diplomacy? Lessons from the Kosovo Crisis,” International Journal, Volume 66, Issue 3, pp. 351-369.
  • 2009. “Canada and the Kosovo Crisis: A ‘golden moment’ in Canadian foreign policy?,” International Journal, Volume 64, Issue 2, pp. 565-581.
  • 2009. “Equal Partners, though Not of Equal Strength: The Military Diplomacy of General Charles Foulkes and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization,” Canadian Military History, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp. 1-11.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

  • 2017. “Developing World Environmental Cooperation: The Founex Seminar and the 1972 Stockholm Conference,” in Wolfram Kaiser and Jan-Henrik Meyer (ed.), International Organizations and Environmental Protection in the Global Twentieth Century: Actors, Agenda-Setting and Institution-Building (New York: Berghahn Books) pp. 103-127.
  • 2017. (with Norman Hillmer and Daniel Macfarlane) “The Pearson Government and the Diplomacy of the Environment,” in Asa McKercher and Galen Roger Perras (ed.), Mike’s World: Lester Pearson and Canadian External Relations, 1963-1968 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press) pp. 320-341.
  • 2016. “Explaining Canada’s Foreign Environmental Policies: 2006-2015,” in Adam Chapnick and Chris Kukucha (ed.), The Harper Era in Canadian Foreign Policy: Parliament, Politics, and Canada’s Global Posture (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press) pp. 121-135.

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