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Michael Johns, Dr

Laurentian University, Political Science

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Politics & International Relations


Dr. Michael Johns is a regular political commentator on local, national and international media. He has been interviewed on electoral politics and questions surrounding European integration and migration issues.

Language Skills

  • English (Native)
  • French (Basic)


Dr. Michael Johns is the Chair of Political Science and the Vice Dean of Arts with Laurentian University in Ontario, Canada. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland where he served as the Project Co-ordinator for the Minorities at Risk project (MAR). He now serves on MAR's international advisory board. Prior to coming to Laurentian he was the Researcher in Residence for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's High Commissioner on National Minorities. His work focuses on issues surrounding minority and migrant rights in the European Union and he has recently published "The New Minorities of Europe: Social Cohesion in the European Union" with Lexington Press. Dr. Johns currently serves on the Executive of the Centre for Research on Canadian-Russian Relations and recently finished a two year Honourary Research Fellowship with Cardiff University.