Ramesh Thakur, an internationally known political scientist and peace researcher, is coming to Waterloo to teach, research and write.
Thakur, 58, has joined the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
He becomes a distinguished fellow at the centre, a not-for-profit think-tank founded in Waterloo in 2002 to research and give advice in the areas of international relations and economic policy.
He is currently in Helsinki, where he is representing the Centre for International Governance Innovation at a seminar.
"He brings a wealth of international context and experiences," said John English, the centre's executive director and University of Waterloo history professor, who announced the appointment.