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Special Events

R17 - Keynote: Canada Alone? Surviving in a Meaner World

Date: Jun 6 | Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm | Location: CIRS 1250

Roland Paris is Professor of International Affairs at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. His research on international security, peacebuilding and Canadian foreign policy has appeared in leading academic outlets and won several international commendations. His previous positions include: founding Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies, Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister (Global Affairs and Defence), Director of Research at the Conference Board of Canada, Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and Policy Advisor in both the Canadian foreign ministry and the Privy Council Office. He has been a visiting fellow at the Institut d'études politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris and a visiting researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., and sits on the editorial board of eight scholarly journals. He currently also serves as an Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Geopolitics, and a member of the Advisory Council to the Deputy Minister of Citizenship, Refugees and Immigration Canada. He is happiest paddling a canoe in the woods.

Roland Paris (University of Ottawa)