Applied Policy Research

Whatever the specific topic being examined — from trade policy to digital governance to international cooperation — the Max Bell School’s research activities emphasize not only the theory of sound public policy but the importance of the many practical details of policy implementation.

Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy

The Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy is McGill’s focal point on critical research and public debate about the role of media and emerging technologies in shaping democracy and public life.

The Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS)

Directed by Max Bell School Professor Jennifer Welsh, CIPSS brings together researchers examining international peace and security as well as global governance and international cooperation.

Digital Democracy Project

The Digital Democracy Project, co-led by Max Bell School Professor Taylor Owen, studied the media ecosystem in the run-up to and during Canada’s October 2019 federal election. 

Media Ecosystem Observatory

Professor Taylor Owen is a co-principal investigator of the MEO which aims to both better understand the online harms and digital threats to democracy, and to safeguard against it.

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