Julian Campisi

Julian Campisi
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Building HL 579


Dr. Julian Campisi is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream at UTSC. He completed his PhD in Political Science at York University in 2019. His research interests are predominantly in the field of international political economy and comparative politics, specifically the methodologies that underpin political risk assessments in the private and public realms, with specific interest in the Italian case. He also studies the determinants of FDI at the institutional, political, and socio-cultural levels, and how these can contribute to international business decisions. Julian was a visiting scholar in 2015-16 at LUISS University in Rome; he completed his MA at UBC Vancouver in European Studies, and his BA at U Ottawa in International Studies. Julian has worked and studied in China, Australia, and Italy over the years in a variety of industries. Currently, he teaches courses on Canadian politics, IPE, public policy, IR, and multiculturalism, in addition to providing consulting advice on geopolitical risks. Julian was a 2022 Visiting Scholar at JHU SAIS Bologna, and recently completed a 2021 MITACS Science Policy Fellowship with the Department of National Defence in Canada, and an S&T Fellowship with the IA.

Research Interests

  • Political Risk
  • Public Policy
  • IPE
  • Canadian Politics

Awards and Grants

  • SSHRC Doctoral CGS


2022. “Equator to Pole: Using Science Diplomacy to Incorporate Best Practices from Latin America and the Caribbean for Sustainable Cruise Tourism in the Polar Regions” Journal of Science Policy & Governance

2022. “Risky business: What protests and blockades could do to Canada’s global reputation” The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/risky-business-what-protests-and-blockades-could-do-to-canadas-global-reputation-177200

2021. “Re-Thinking Political Risk Analysis in Developed Economies” in (eds) Mckee and Marber, Quid Periculum? Measuring and Managing Political Risk in the Age of Technology. New York: PRS Group

2017. “Social & Political Risks: Factors Affecting FDI in China’s Mining Sector” (with Elena Caprioni) Thunderbird International Business Review 59 (6), 709-24

Teaching Interests

  • PPGB66H3 - Public Policy Making
  • POLA01H3 – Critical Issues in Politics
  • POLC88H3 – The New International Agenda
  • POLD52H3 - Immigration and Canadian Political Development
  • POLC40H3 – Topics in Politics