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York Centre for International and Security Studies (YCISS) 2005f
375 York Lanes, York University, 4700 Keele Street Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada
tel:1-416 736 5156 fax:1-416 736 5752
e-mail:yciss@yorku.ca
URL:http://www.yorku.ca/yciss


Organizational Status: University-affiliated institute, founded in 1981.

General Description: YCISS, affiliated with York University, Canada, is guided by a philosophy that encourages theoretically informed empirical research in international and security studies. YCISS is a recognized leader in fostering interaction between national and international universities, governments, and private-sector and NGOs, facilitating work in areas that challenge the dominant assumptions about world politics. In pursuing a triple mandate of teaching, research, and outreach, YCISS maintains a commitment to fostering critical thinking and dialogue among scholars and between researchers and the policy community. Also, YCISS is committed to developing future capacity in the critical analysis of international security and, to this end, supports York University's academic programs.

Annual Budget:

Staff: 34 (31 research, 3 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Dr. DEWITT, David B. (Director)
Dr. WHITWORTH, Sandra (Deputy Director)

(As of November, 2004)

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