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Thomas Klassen

Thomas Klassen

Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, York University, Canada
Thomas Klassen is a professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at York University. He has published widely on Canadian politics and policy and a numerous other fields. He has held Visiting Professor appointments in Germany and South Korea.

He has been prepared experts reports and affidavits, research reports for various levels of government and international organizations such as the OECD, and briefs to Standing Committees.

Recent books include "The Essential Guide to Studying Abroad: From Success in the Classroom to a Fulfilling Career" (2020), "Ageing in Asia-Pacific: Interdisciplinary and Comparative perspectives" (2018), and "The Routledge Handbook of Global Public Policy and Administration" (2017).

He has travelled widely including to North Korea.

After 8 years in power, what is Justin Trudeau’s legacy — and how will he cement it?

Nov 25, 2023 07:36 am UTC| Politics

Justin Trudeau led the Liberals to electoral victory in 2015, when the party began the federal election campaign with just three dozen MPs in the House of Commons. Trudeaus campaign platform promised Canadians...

Trump vs. Biden, the sequel, is a battle of two older men with big liabilities

Nov 07, 2023 08:59 am UTC| Politics

In exactly one year this week on Nov. 5, 2024 Americans will vote for their next president. Joe Biden and Donald Trump are likely to face each other again. Both candidates have flaws but so far have batted away all...

The U.S. tendency to mythologize presidents may explain Donald Trump's appeal

Aug 10, 2023 08:16 am UTC| Politics

Donald Trump faces three separate indictments over 70 criminal and felony counts with additional charges likely to come in the days ahead. But more stunning than the unprecedented legal cases against the former...

Here are some of the political events that will dominate headlines in 2022

Jan 03, 2022 12:01 pm UTC| Politics

Last year started out hopeful with the emergence of COVID-19 vaccines, but quickly proved to be a challenging year for governments and communities worldwide. Still, in the midst of the pandemic, 2022 will bring about a...

US under Trump Series

A second impeachment is just the start of Trump's legal woes

Jan 14, 2021 04:53 am UTC| Politics

By becoming the first president to be impeached twice, Donald Trumps controversial and divisive term as president is reaching a surreal ending. Although he will likely remain in office and finish his term on Jan. 20, the...

A second Trump term? Or a Biden presidency? What it means for Canada

Nov 08, 2020 11:11 am UTC| Politics

After a surreal election campaign in the midst of a pandemic, were still not sure of the outcome either Donald Trump won a second term, or Joe Biden will become the next president. Although pre-election polls showed Trump...

Why voter loyalty to incumbents could spell victory for Trump

Oct 30, 2020 07:48 am UTC| Politics

The outcome of presidential elections in the United States is relatively easy to predict. After all, there are only two candidates and the outcome of voting in most of the 50 states is evident well in advance of...

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Economy

Marcos Expresses Optimism on Coca-Cola’s $1 Billion Expansion Plans in the Philippines:

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. welcomed the $1 billion expansion plans of the international beverage brand Coca-Cola in the Philippines. The Palace announced this development on Tuesday. Marcos engaged with Coca-Colas...

China’s doom loop: a dramatically smaller (and older) population could create a devastating global slowdown

China has announced that in 2023 its population declined from 1.4118 to 1.4097 billion people. Forecasting by the UN suggests Chinas population will dip to 1.313 billion by 2050 and then down to about 800 million by 2100....

The private sector housing experiment has failed: Ottawa must now step up on social housing

Politicians of all stripes say that housing affordability is a top priority. But few are saying much about social housing the kind thats needed for low-income households in greatest need of affordable rental...

Wholesale power prices are falling fast – but consumers will have to wait for relief. Here’s why

Wholesale power prices are falling steeply in Australia, following two years of surging prices after the Ukraine war triggered an energy crisis. New data shows annualised spot prices for power in Australias main grid fell...

Mortgage and inflation pain to ease, but only slowly: how 31 top economists see 2024

A panel of 31 leading economists assembled by The Conversation sees no cut in interest rates before the middle of this year, and only a slight cut by December, enough to trim just $55 per month off the cost of servicing a...

Politics

Disinformation threatens global elections – here’s how to fight back

With over half the worlds population heading to the polls in 2024, disinformation season is upon us and the warnings are dire. The World Economic Forum declared misinformation a top societal threat over the next two years...

Vladimir Putin’s history war where truth is the first casualty

The Kremlins decision to sanction several UK historians for their allegedly erroneous coverage of Russian history shows the extent to which Vladimir Putins regime is doubling down on its view of Ukraine as historically...

Doxing or in the public interest? Free speech, ‘cancelling’ and the ethics of the Jewish creatives’ WhatsApp group leak

The recent release of a leaked transcript of a private WhatsApp group for Jewish writers, artists, musicians and academics has stirred a controversy that has led to threats of violence, a family in hiding, and the...

Tasmania is going to an early election. Will the country’s last Liberal state be no more?

After months of speculation about an early election and a battle to keep minority government alive, Tasmanian Premier Jeremy Rockliff Australias last remaining Liberal Premier has called an election for March 23, three...

Who will be picked for vice president? Let’s discuss who’s qualified for the job

The November presidential election might seem far away, but its time for the veepstakes already. You know, that favorite game of pundits, politicos and political junkies who, every four years, obsess over the presidential...

Science

The brain is the most complicated object in the universe. This is the story of scientists’ quest to decode it – and read people’s minds

In the middle of 2023, a study conducted by the HuthLab at the University of Texas sent shockwaves through the realms of neuroscience and technology. For the first time, the thoughts and impressions of people unable to...

Synthetic human embryos let researchers study early development while sidestepping ethical and logistical hurdles

Embryonic development, also known as embryogenesis, is a cornerstone in understanding the origins of life. But studying this marvel of intricate and layered biological processes in people faces considerable challenges....

Genetic diseases: How scientists are working to make DNA repair (almost) a piece of cake

I have always been fascinated by genetics, a branch of biology that helps explain everything from the striking resemblance between different members of a family to the fact that strawberry plants are frost-resistant. Its...

Orbital resonance − the striking gravitational dance done by planets with aligning orbits

Planets orbit their parent stars while separated by enormous distances in our solar system, planets are like grains of sand in a region the size of a football field. The time that planets take to orbit their suns have no...

Why now is the time to address humanity’s impact on the moon

Humans have always looked at the sky, using the stars as navigation guides or for spiritual storytelling. Every human civilization has looked to the stars and used celestial movements to measure time and find...

Technology

Tesla Offers 5,000 Free Supercharging Miles for Trade-Ins, Boosts Incentives

Tesla has announced a new trade-in incentive, offering 5,000 miles of free Supercharging for select vehicle trade-ins accepted by March 31, 2024. This latest promotion encourages customers to upgrade to newer models,...

iOS 17.4 Update Unveils Major Changes: Third-Party App Stores and More

Apples iOS 17.4 update, scheduled for release on March 4, 2024, introduces significant changes, including support for third-party app stores and enhanced user customization options. This update marks a pivotal shift in...

Apple Card Savings Account Cap Raised to $1 Million by Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs has announced an increase in the Apple Card savings account limit from $250,000 to $1 million, signaling a significant expansion of the programs capabilities and enticing higher deposits from...

Huawei Rumored to Challenge Apple's M1 Despite Semiconductor Production Hurdles

Amid the semiconductor industrys tight competition, Huawei is rumored to have developed a chipset rivaling Apples M1, despite facing significant production and technological constraints. The Kirin 9006C, Huaweis covert 5nm...
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