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CIC National Office: Canadian Foreign Policy Discussion with Roland Paris and Kim Nossal

April 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT



Join us on Tuesday April 18th for a discussion on Canadian Foreign Policy between two of the most respected authorities on the subject, Roland Paris and Kim Nossal. Prior to the discussion we will be hosting a book launch in the Buttery for Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon’s Breaking Ice: Canada, Sovereignty, and the Arctic Extended Continental Shelf. Click HERE for more details of that event.

Speakers’ Biographies

Kim Richard Nossal is the director of the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University. He received his B.A., (1972), M.A. (1974), and Ph.D. (1977) in Political Economy from the University of Toronto. In 1976, he joined the Department of Political Science at McMaster University in Hamilton, serving as chair of the department from 1992 to 1996. In 2001, he was appointed head of the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s, a position he held until 2009. From 2008 to 2013, he served as the Sir Edward Peacock Professor of International Relations. From 2010 to 2013 he was the director of the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s.

Nossal has served as editor of International Journal, the quarterly journal of the Canadian International Council, Canada’s institute of international affairs, and sits on the editorial boards of several journals. He has served as president of both the Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America (1999-2001) and the Canadian Political Science Association (2005-2006).

Nossal has authored or edited a number of books, including The Politics of Canadian Foreign Policy (1985, 1989, 1997); Relocating Middle Powers: Australia and Canada in a Changing World Order (with Andrew F. Cooper and Richard A. Higgott, 1993); Rain Dancing: Sanctions in Canadian and Australian Foreign Policy (1994); Diplomatic Departures: The Conservative Era in Canadian Foreign Policy (ed. with Nelson Michaud, 2001); Politique internationale et défense au Canada et au Québec (with Stéphane Roussel and Stéphane Paquin, 2007); Architects and Engineers: Building the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 1909-2009 (ed. with Greg Donaghy, 2009). His latest book, with Roussel and Paquin, is International Policy and Politics in Canada, published in 2011. At present he and Jean-Christophe Boucher are working on a book on the domestic politics of Canada’s Afghanistan mission.

Roland Paris is University Research Chair in International Security and Governance at the University of Ottawa, where he teaches in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He has expertise in the fields of international security and peacebuilding, global governance and foreign policy. He has won several prizes and citations for his research, including the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, and six awards for teaching and public service.

In addition to his scholarly work, Paris has held several positions in government, most recently as Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada. Previously he worked in the Privy Council Office, the Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Federal-Provincial Relations Office. He has also been Director of Research at the Conference Board of Canada, the country’s largest think tank, and he served on a group of ten international experts advising the Secretary-General of NATO.

At the University of Ottawa, Paris founded the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), which he directed from 2008 until 2015. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, he was Assistant Professor the University of Colorado-Boulder, and Visiting Researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at Sciences Po in Paris.

He sits on the editorial board of seven scholarly journals and has served the board of directors of several organizations, including the World University Service of Canada and the Academic Council on the United Nations System. He also provides regular analysis and commentary on international affairs for national and international media.

Paris holds a Ph.D. from Yale University, an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. from the University of Toronto. He lives in Ottawa with his spouse and three children.

Event Partners
Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History

Date and Time
Tuesday April 18th, 2017
7:00pm to 9:00pm

George Ignatieff Theatre
Larkin Building, University of Toronto, St. George Campus
15 Devonshire Place
Toronto, ON  M5S 2C8

This is a free event. Please reserve a seat by clicking HERE to register online.

Event Contact
Jennifer Chylinski |



April 18, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT