I am delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Fisher as the first Bill Graham Centre/Massey College Resident Visiting Scholar in Foreign and Defence Policy. Mr. Fisher will be joining Massey College in September, 2018.
Matthew Fisher has been a foreign correspondent for the Globe and Mail, Sun Media and the Postmedia, having reported to Canadians from one hundred and sixty-two countries for over 35 years. He has been an eyewitness reporting on over twenty conflicts including Somalia, Rwanda, Chechnya, the Balkans, the Middle East and Afghanistan. He has also lived in Germany, Russia, the UK, Israel and Hong Kong.
He was the Ross Munro laureate from the Conference of Defence Associations Institute for his contribution to the public’s understanding of defence and security issues. He treats attending the 1994 inauguration of Nelson Mandela as the first democratically elected President of South Africa as the highlight of his global journalistic work to date.
Having someone with Matthew Fisher’s professional experience as a Resident Visiting Scholar at Massey, for the next academic year, interacting with the entire community and sharing his insights and perspective, will be a great addition to the range of linkages, expertise, networks and experience that make up the interdisciplinary mission and nature of Massey College.
“We look forward greatly to Matthew making an important contribution to the International Relations Program at Trinity and the Graham Centre’s activities” commented John English, Director of the Bill Graham Centre.
We are most grateful for the cooperation and generosity of the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary History, at Trinity College, and our Senior Fellow colleague Bill Graham, for helping make this possible. Matthew will be lecturing at the Centre and elsewhere at the University of Toronto while at Massey College.
The Hon. Hugh Segal, OC, OOnt