Research: Ryan Touhey


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Ryan Touhey
Associate Professor
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Junior Research Fellow

Canadian International Council



Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (Vancouver)


Research Activity:

Publications/Book Reviews

Author of Conflicting Visions: Canada and India in the Cold War World 1946-1976 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015) 

Article in the Canadian Historical Review: ‘Dealing in Black and White: The Diefenbaker government and the Cold War in South Asia 1957-1963.” (Vol. 92, No. 3 September, 2011)

Review of Canada and the British Empire (The Oxford History of the British Empire, Companion Series), ed. by Phillip Buckner (Journal of World History Vol. 22, No. 1 March 2011)

Review of ‘An Independent Foreign Policy for Canada? Challenges and Choices for the Future’ eds. by Brian Bow and Patrick Lennox (International Journal Vol. 65, No. 1 Winter 2009-10)

Co-Guest editor of International Journal (Canada and Asia Vol. 64, No. 4 Autumn 2009)

Article in International Journal, From periphery to priority: Lessons of the Canada-India relationship 1976-2009 (Vol. 64, No. 4 Autumn 2009)

Canadian International Council Research Paper----Foreign Policy for Canadians No. 5 'A new direction for the Canada-India relationship' (Toronto: Canadian International Council, August 2009)

Book review essay Reflections on the silver age of Canadian diplomacy: The memoirs of three Canadian diplomats in the Journal of Canadian Studies. Review of Allan Gotlieb, The Washington Diaries 1981-1989; Derek Burney, Getting it Done: A Memoir; James Bartleman On Six Continents: A Life in Canada’s Foreign Service 1966-2002 and Roller Coaster: My Hectic Years as Jean Chrétien’s Diplomatic Advisor. (Vol. 42, No. 2 Spring 2008).

Research Reports

Martin, Randall and Ryan Touhey, “Imagining Success: Canada-India Academic Relations.” Research report commissioned by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Published November 2008.     PDF 

“A Perspective on Canada-India Higher Educational Partnerships: Prospects and Obstacles,” by Ryan Touhey. Research report commissioned by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Published October 2008.      PDF

Transcending the Past: A New Vision for Indo-Canadian Relations,” Preliminary Paper, Canadian International Council – Foreign Policy for Canada’s Tomorrow (July 2008). 8pp. Available online at: