Ronald Deibert

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MU 254S

Email Address




Area Group(s)

  • International Relations


  • B.A., University of British Columbia
  • M.A., Queen's University
  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Ronald Deibert

Director, Citizen Lab


Ronald J. Deibert is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto. The Citizen Lab undertakes mixed methods research on global security, digital technologies, and human rights. The Citizen Lab’s reports routinely make world news, including front page coverage in the New York Times, Washington Post, the Financial Times, and other major outlets. Deibert is the author of Black Code: Surveillance, Privacy, and the Dark Side of the Internet (Random House: 2013), and RESET: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society (House of Anansi, 2020). In 2013, he was appointed to the Order of Ontario and awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, for being “among the first to recognize and take measures to mitigate growing threats to communications rights, openness and security worldwide.” In 2022, he was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada.

Research Interests

  • Internet Censorship and Surveillance
  • Exercise of Power in Cyberspace

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