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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 20, 2017
Canadian Excellence

The Master of International Public Policy (MIPP) program is an intensive, one year graduate program that prepares students for the challenging international policy environment where policy makers must balance competing domestic priorities with rapidly-changing international dynamics.

One of Laurier's flagship programs affiliated with the Balsillie School of International Affairs, the MIPP program provides students with a unique and unparalleled graduate experience. Key features include an interdisciplinary and integrated curriculum, small classes and a team-teaching approach.  Four policy fields are offered: international economic relations, human security, international environmental policy and global governance. 

Our students have gone on to successful and diverse careers in Canada and abroad, including positions with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Department of National Defence, World Vision, Transparency International, and the Public Policy Forum.


Mosier.jpgMichael Mosier

Michael graduated MIPP in 2009. Prior to attending MIPP, Michael attained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialization in Political Science from the University of Guelph.

From March 2010 to the present, Michael has been employed at the Department of Finance Canada in the Financial Sector Policy Branch as an economist and trade policy analyst.

From 2010 to 2012 Michael worked in the Financial Institutions Analysis section where his responsibilities included review and updating of the financial regulatory framework, promoting competitin within the financial sector and reveiwing major transactions, such as bank mergers.

In January of 2013, Michael began in the Financial Services Trade and Relations section. In this capacity, his primary responsibility has been to represent Canada as a trade negotiator in financial services negotiations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Michael lives in Ottawa with his wife (who is also a graduate of the MIPP program).


We would encourage those interested to apply for the 2016 cohort, as we have put together another diverse and exciting class for the 2015 year. Deadline for First Consideration is January 15, however the program will accept applications until we have filled the cohort.

ANY questions, contact Kelly Brown, Program Officer at


June Policy Week in Ottawa

The MIPP class will travel to Ottawa in June  for their 7th annual "Policy Week" with former Ambassador Paul Heinbecker. During the week, they combine roundtable discussions with diplomats and practitioners with visits to Parliament Hill, DFATD, and the Dutch Embassy. This is a highlight of the year, and an excellent opportunity for students to network with a variety of influential policy people from public and private sector as well as government and NGO's.

June 16-18 ACUNS AGM, New York

Selceted MIPP students will present at the 16th Annual ACUNS AGM, held this year at FordhamUniversity in New York!

Balsillie School of International Affairs

Balsillie School of International Affairs