John E. Read Medal Recipient
Stephen J. Toope became Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto in January 2015. 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.
His most recent book with Jutta Brunnée, Legitimacy and Legality in International Law: An Interactional Account. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2010) was winner of the American Society of International Law’s 2011 Certificate of Merit for Creative Scholarship.