Andrew Mack – always Andy to his many friends across the world – passed away in Vancouver on January 20th 2021 after a fight with illness that challenged even his wonderfully equable temperament.
He had been an Adjunct Professor in the School for International Studies at SFU, almost from its foundation, having brought his internationally funded Human Security Report Project (HSRP) to the School and the University early in 2007. He was always grateful to then President Michael Stevenson for having made this possible, as was the young School for International Studies that benefited so much from Andrew’s presence and that of HSRP.
Andrew started the Human Security Report Project following his service from 1998 to 2001 as Director of the Strategic Planning Office in the Executive Office of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He had become convinced that the UN and the international community generally lacked adequate and reliable information on trends in global warfare. So how could the UN determine whether its efforts in conflict prevention and peace building were at all effective without any baseline data? The HSRP set out to fill the knowledge gaps, w...read more
In Professor Andrew Mack’s honour, family, friends and colleagues have established the Professor Andrew Mack Memorial Fund at SFU. Your gift will pay tribute to Andrew by supporting his passion for the School for International Studies at SFU and helping to establish a student bursary.