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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.

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

PepsiCo, Beyond Meat’s first plant-based venture is reportedly a vegan jerky snack

PepsiCo and Beyond Meat have previously signed a joint venture to create plant-based food items. Now it was said that the companies have already come up with their first product and it is a snack that will be launched...

Popeyes officially lands in India with its first store opening in Bengaluru

Popeyes has finally arrived in India, and the very first restaurant outlet is located in Koramangala in the south-eastern part of Bangalore or Bengaluru. Another store was launched as soon as the first was opened and this...

DouxMatok and Blommer to produce chocolate products with less sugar by enhancing sweetness perception

Blommer Chocolate Co. has entered a commercial partnership with Israeli-based DouxMatok to produce and sell a portfolio of chocolate products with less sugar, made possible by enhancing the perception of...

South Korea's kimchi exports reach $159.9 million in 2021 to register trade surplus for first time in 12 years

South Koreas kimchi exports last year reached US$159.9 million, up by 10.7 percent from the previous year, sustaining the increase for the past six years, according to Korea Customs Service. With last years kimchi...

Politics

Afghanistan: Taliban arrests fighter who shot woman at checkpoint

Amidst the increasing restrictive measures by the Taliban against women and girls, the insurgent group faced another outcry from the community this week. The Taliban leaders have arrested one of its members for shooting...

Kamala Harris' new communications director faces scrutiny from congressional group for past social media posts

US Vice President Kamala Harris hired longtime Democratic operative Jamal Simmons to become her new communications director. Amidst his hiring, Simmons is now currently facing scrutiny from a congressional group over his...

Donald Trump 'lied his derriere off' for two months, says GOP attorney

As the investigation into the January 6 Capitol insurrection continues, the congressional committee appears to be closing into high-profile allies of former President Donald Trump. GOP attorney George Conway weighed in on...

Russia-Ukraine conflict: US Secretary of State warns Russia could launch attack on short notice

The US is continuing diplomatic efforts to scale down the tensions between Russia and Ukraine. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned during his visit to Kyiv that Russia may decide to launch an attack on short...

Science

Duke University study reveals gastrointestinal tract distinguishes between Coke Original and Coke Zero

Duke University researchers revealed that the gastrointestinal tract, and not the tongue, distinguishes between Coca-Cola Original and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. According to their published study, neuropod cells in the...

Keio University doctors use iPS-derived cells to treat spinal cord injury

Keio University researchers have successfully transplanted into a patient with a severe spinal cord injury two million neural progenitor cells derived from other peoples iPS cells as part of a clinical study, offering hope...

Virtual moon landing experience offered at Tottori Sand Dunes

Tokyo-based Amulapo, Inc. is offering a tour at the Tottori Sand Dunes for experiencing a simulated landing on the lunar surface for up to 20 participants on Saturday nights until the end of March, during good...

Unilever calls for better plant-based diet through public health strategies

Unilever scientists are prompting public health officials to facilitate the transition to a balanced diet with more diverse nutrient-dense plant foods through consumer education, food fortification, and...

IBS develops photocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide to hydrocarbon

The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has developed a photocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide into useful hydrocarbon energy. The study was done in collaboration with the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and...

Technology

Snapchat updates Quick Add to make it harder for strangers to find users under 18 years old

Snapchat released another Safety Impact blog post on Tuesday, announcing an update to the social media apps Quick Add feature. The company said it had added a new safeguard that should make it harder for strangers to find...

‘Battlefield 2042’ is finally getting the highly requested Scoreboard in February

DICE will introduce adjustments to the way Battlefield 2042 players gain Portal XP in Update 3.2, scheduled to go live on Thursday. The developer also revealed some early details for Update 3.3, including improvements...

‘Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ suffers massive leak with more than a week before launch

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is currently trending on various online platforms, but not for the reason that Nintendo would like. The game has suffered massive leaks over the last day, leading to the early revelation of...

Apple to reportedly launch an M2-powered MacBook Pro in late 2022

A new MacBook Pro is reportedly one of the Mac devices Apple plans to launch later this year. And it is expected to be one of the first Apple computers to ship with the new M2 chip. Apple fans will find three models of...
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