Balsillie School of International Affairs

Balsillie School of International Affairs

- Social Sciences and Humanities Ranking

Canada Established: 2007 Scholars: 1
Best Scientists Overview

Best scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Social Sciences and Humanities discipline and affiliated with Balsillie School of International Affairs. There are a total of 1 researchers included. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in Balsillie School of International Affairs is 51 with a mean value for the h-index of 51.00. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in Balsillie School of International Affairs is 252 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 252.00.


Balsillie School of International Affairs

Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) is a public-private partnership graduate school in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It was founded in 2007 by Canadian philanthropist Jim Balsillie. With a highly selective admission policy, BSIA is the leading institution of higher education for advanced teaching and research on international public policy and global governance in Canada.

Balsillie School of International Affairs Key Statistics

The school is a collaborative partnership between the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the University of Waterloo. It offers four degree programs: a graduate fellowship, Ph.D. in Global Governance, Master of International Public Policy (MIPP), and an MIPP and MBA double degree.

Balsillie School of International Affairs's student population is approximately 80. It employs over 100 academic staff in the west and north wings of the CIGI (Centre for International Governance Innovation) Campus.

Other Balsillie School of International Affairs key statistics include its partnerships with national and global organizations, such as the Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics, Bonn International Center for Conversion, Civicus, Canadian Red Cross, Global Affairs Canada, and the United Nations Association in Canada. BSIA is also an affiliate member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs.

Balsillie School of International Affairs Research

This Canadian graduate school is recognized globally as a premier research institution in the fields of international policy and global governance. Its research activities fall under seven research clusters, including conflict and security, global political economy, and migration, mobilities, and social politics. Funding for its research projects come from endowments and grants from national and international agencies, such as the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the International Development Research Centre, and the Canadian Department of National Defence.

The top fields of Balsillie School of International Affairs research are economics, political science, and politics. Its research outputs have been published in prestigious journals like Social Science Research Network, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and Research Papers in Economics. Its researchers have attended major scholarly conferences, such as SMC: Systems, Man and Cybernetics.

The most cited Balsillie School of International Affairs research publication is Hoddinott et al.'s (2013) “The economic rationale for investing in stunting reduction.” This article was featured in Maternal and Child Nutrition and has received 497 citations to date.

The university’s second most cited publication is Helleiner and Thistlethwaite’s (2013) “Subprime catalyst: Financial regulatory reform and the strengthening of US carbon market governance,” which appeared in Regulation & Governance and has been cited 372 times.

Moreover, the university’s third most cited publication is Salahuddin et al.'s (2018) “The effects of electricity consumption, economic growth, financial development and foreign direct investment on CO2 emissions in Kuwait,” which was published in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews and has received 329 citations so far.

In addition, BSIA is home to several research centers and institutes. These include three internationally-recognized research units, namely, the Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, the International Migration Research Centre, and the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society.

Its other research facilities include the WISE Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, The Water Institute, the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, and the Academic Council on the United Nations System.
D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
1198 World 67 National Jonathan Crush

Jonathan Crush

Balsillie School of International Affairs, Canada
D-index 51 Citations 9,021 252

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

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