Professor Stephen J. Toope

Professor Stephen J. Toope

Professor Stephen J. Toope

Professor Stephen J. Toope

Trinity 1983

Professor Stephen J. Toope is the Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Prior to his return to Cambridge this autumn, Professor Toope was Director of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and formerly served as president and vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia.

He is a scholar specialising in human rights, international dispute resolution, international environmental law, the use of force, and international legal theory with degrees in common law (LLB) and civil law (BCL) with honours from McGill University (1983). Professor Toope is also an alumnus of Trinity College, Cambridge, where he completed his PhD in 1987.

He graduated from Harvard with a degree (AB) in history and literature in 1979. He has published articles and books on change in international law, and the origins of international obligation in international society.

Professor Toope also represented Western Europe and North America on the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances from 2002 to 2007.