Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto, Franklyn Griffiths is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and George Ignatieff Chair Emeritus of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Toronto.
His policy and research interests have centered on the Arctic Region, Russia and international security affairs. Among his authored, co-authored and edited works are Khrushchev and the Arms Race (1966), Interest Groups in Soviet Politics (1971), “A Northern Foreign Policy” (1979), Politics of the Northwest Passage (1987), “To Establish an International Arctic Council: A Framework Report” (1991), Arctic Alternatives: Civility or Militarism in the Circumpolar North (1992), Strong and Free: Canada and the New Sovereignty (1996), “Built to Last: Conditionality and What It Can Do for the Disposition of Russian Weapon-Grade Plutonium” (2002) and Canada and the Changing Arctic: Sovereignty, Security and Stewardship (2011). At various times he has been Director of the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Toronto, Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of State for External Affairs, Visiting Professor at Stanford University, Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge (Scott Polar Research Institute), Senior Research Fellow at the Canadian International Council (2008-09) and McNaughton-Vanier Visiting Scholar at the Royal Military College, Kingston Ontario (2009-10). Professor Griffiths retired in 2001. He is at work on a book about global warming.