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Robert Cox Invested into the Order of Canada

November 25, 2016

Robert Cox Invested into the Order of Canada

OTTAWA—Today, on behalf of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, presented the insignia of Member of the Order of Canada to Robert Cox. The private ceremony took place in Waterloo, Ontario. Mr. Cox was appointed on November 20, 2014. 

Robert W. Cox, C.M.
Waterloo, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

Robert Cox’s critical approach to international relations inspired a generation of academics to imagine alternatives to the status quo. A long-time professor at York University, he profoundly extended the scope of political science’s examination of the contemporary world order. Through tireless independence of mind, he challenged accepted conceptions of history by arguing that human behaviour is a product of ideas as much as of material factors. His influential writings have consistently emphasized the importance of understanding the cultural beliefs of others, thereby creating a space for self-reflection and tolerance between cultures.

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