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  • Comparative Politics
  • Public Policy


  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dan Breznitz

University Professor
Peter J. Munk Professor of Innovation Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs
Co-director of the Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs
Director of Academic Research, Munk School of Global Affairs


Dan Breznitz is the Munk Chair of Innovation Studies, the Co-Director of the Innovation Policy Lab, and a professor of global affairs and political science in the Munk School and the Department of Political Science of the University of Toronto, as well as a Fellow of CIFAR where he Co-Directs the program on Innovation, Equity and the Future of Prosperity. Before moving to U of T, Breznitz spent eight years as a professor in Georgia Institute of Technology and was the cofounder and CEO of a software company in Israel. He is the author of numerous papers, chapters and edited volumes as well as two award winning books Innovation and the State: Political Choice and Strategies for Growth in Israel, Taiwan, and Ireland, and The Run of the Red Queen: Government, Innovation, Globalization, and Economic Growth in China. He just published his third book, Innovation in Real Places: Strategies for Prosperity in an Unforgiving World, in which he offers pragmatic advice while debunking dangerous myth on innovation, growth and prosperity.

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