Scott Streiner

Degrees:BA (Hebrew University), MA (Carleton), PhD (Carleton)

Scott Streiner is an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Political Science, and Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA).

Scott had a 25-year career with the Government of Canada prior joining the CTA. His public service positions included Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Economic and Regional Development Policy at the Privy Council Office (PCO); Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy at Transport Canada; Executive Director of the Aerospace Review; Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Dispute Resolution, and International Affairs with the Labour Program; Vice President, Program Delivery with the Canadian Environmental Assessment; Director General, Human Resources with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans; Director of Operations for the Reference Group of Ministers on Aboriginal Policy; Machinery of Government officer at PCO; and Director of Pay Equity with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

Scott spent 15 months in 2010-11 as a Public Servant-in-Residence with the Department of Political Science, during which he helped build bridges between the public service and academia, taught a graduate seminar on public policy in practice, and conducted research on the responses of Westminster systems to contemporary realities such as globalization, the 24/7 media, and the internet.

Scott has a PhD in Political Science from Carleton University, an MA in International Relations from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and a BA in East Asian Studies from the Hebrew University. He has taught and written on human rights in theory and in practice; Middle Eastern politics and history, with a particular emphasis on Israel and the Israeli-Arab conflict; and strategies to narrow socio-economic disparities under conditions of globalization. His publications include: Canada’s Experience with Employment Equity and Group Rights: An Overview and Preliminary Analysis of Lessons for Israel, in Maor, Anat (ed.) Affirmative Action and Equal Representation in Israel, 2004 (in Hebrew; co-authored with Ilan Saban); The Clash of Psychologies: Palestine, Israel, and the Tragedy of Intimate Ignorance, Canadian Foreign Policy, 10(1), 2002; Principles, Politics, and Human Rights, in Ferguson, Sherry (ed.), Civic Discourse and Cultural Politics in Canada: A Cacophony of Voices, 2002; and Shooting and Crying: The Emergence of Protest in Israeli Popular Music, The European Legacy, 6(6), 2001.