Dr. Ron Levi is an Associate Professor of Global Affairs and Sociology at the University of Toronto, where he holds the George Ignatieff Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies. He is cross-appointed to the Departments of Political Science and Criminology and Sociolegal Studies.
In his research, Professor Levi focuses on the internationalization of law and the role of law in global change, and is launching the Global Justice Lab in the Munk School of Global Affairs. He currently works on changes in the fields of international criminal law, human rights, and institutional responses to atrocities and mass violence. He also works on the politics of law in the neoliberal era, with an emphasis on criminal justice and urban security policies. In further collaborative work, he is studying relationships to law, crime, and the state among immigrant groups and diaspora communities. In developing these research agendas, he was a Fellow and Scholar in the Successful Societies program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research for seven years.