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Peter W. Klein is Professor with the UBC School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, a SPPGA Faculty Associate, and a journalist who specializes in innovating how global reporting is practiced. He is the Executive Director of the Global Reporting Centre, where he works with scholars and journalists to undertake long-term reporting projects on under-covered global issues.
As Principal Investigator of the SSHRC Partnership Hidden Costs of Global Supply Chains, he leads research and journalism on the externalities of global commerce. He was co-investigator of a CIHR-funded project New Emerging Team for Rare Diseases, investigating Canadian policies on expensive drugs for rare diseases, through which he and his students produced Million Dollar Med$, an award-winning multimedia documentary.
As Professor at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Klein runs the Global Reporting Program, in which graduate students at UBC and universities around the world collaborate on yearlong research and reporting projects with fieldwork. He worked with MPPGA students on “Canada’s Water Crisis,” a collaboration with BBC News on access to clean water in Indigenous communities. He has been a producer at CBS News 60 Minutes since 1999, and is a regular contributor to The New York Times’ Retro Report series.